Author(s): Kirschke J, Hessam S, Bechara FG
Hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa (HS/AI) is a chronic inflammatory disease characterized by painful nodules, abscesses, fistulas, sinus tracts and scarring, which may lead to severe functional and psychological impairment. Patients often suffer for many years before the right diagnosis is finally made. HS/AI is still a therapeutic challenge. Conservative therapies play a role in mild stages of the disease; however they do not result in healing. Therapy of choice associated with the lowest recurrence rate is a radical wide excision of involved skin.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete
Journal Abbreviation: Hautarzt
Journal Date Published: 2015-06-13
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25877488
Lasted Revision: 2017-09-16
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).