Author(s): Vekic DA, Cains GD
BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease presenting in intertriginous areas. HS is associated with a number of disease-modifying comorbidities, including metabolic syndrome and androgen dysfunction, and smoking.
OBJECTIVE: This review provides a synopsis of the aetiology and diagnosis of HS, and an overview of management for this often devastating disease.
DISCUSSION: The clinical course and disease severity of HS are variable among patients. HS has profound physical and psychological consequences that affect patients’ quality of life. Effective treatment is now a realistic goal, but needs to be combined with treatment of the comorbidities and psyche. Evidence-based management guidelines have been established for the management of this disease. General practitioners play a pivotal role in the holistic treatment of this disease.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Australian family physician
Journal Abbreviation: Aust Fam Physician
Journal Date Published: 2017-08-08
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28787558
Lasted Revision: 2017-08-08
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).