Author(s): Parks RW, Parks TG
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin condition involving the apocrine glandular zones. Affected patients may present with acute abscesses, but the condition often progresses to a chronic state with persistent pain, sepsis, sinus tract and fistula formation, purulent discharge and dermal scarring. Treatment of patients with severe disease can be difficult and may require complex surgical intervention. This review encompasses the pathogenesis, clinical manifestations and management options for patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
Journal Abbreviation: Ann R Coll Surg Engl
Journal Date Published: 1997-05-14
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9135232
Lasted Revision: 2017-02-19
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).