Psoriasis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa Comorbidity

Psoriasis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Comorbidity: Psoriasis

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a chronic skin condition marked by inflammation of follicles and sebaceous glands, can start as soon as shortly after puberty, persist for years, and worsen with age. It remains somewhat of a mystery to researchers. A recent study, however, has established some connections between HS and one of its better-known and prevalent concomitant conditions, psoriasis.

Patients who suffered from both psoriasis and HS were predominantly female, more likely to smoke, be obese, and suffer from hypertension, diabetes, depression, and inflammatory bowel disease than healthy controls or people with only 1 condition, according to what’s believed to be the first study to attempt to characterize the subset of patients in whom the conditions overlap. Findings were published in the October 2015 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology by a team of researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, in Boston.

Source: Psoriasis and Hidradenitis Suppurativa : A Troublesome Duo

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