Hidradenitis suppurativa: an update on connecting the tracts

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Smith MK, Nicholson CL, Parks-Miller A, Hamzavi IH

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a devastating disease involving abscesses, sinus tracts, and inflammation classically affecting the axilla, groin, and/or anogenital region. Although the disease pathogenesis is not fully understood, recent advances suggest that HS pathology runs much deeper than the cutaneous manifestations. It is now believed that HS is a systemic inflammatory disease that gives rise to the characteristic cutaneous manifestations. This disease is problematic for both patients and physicians to manage because of a variety of diagnostic and management difficulties. This article seeks to provide updates on the current understanding of HS to increase awareness and improve management.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: F1000Research
Journal Abbreviation: F1000Res
Journal Date Published:

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 28794864
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28794864
Lasted Revision: 2017-08-13

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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