Author(s): Hunger RE, Laffitte E, Läuchli S, Mainetti C, Mühlstädt M, Schiller P, Lapointe AK, Meschberger P, Navarini AA
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a painful, inflammatory, debilitating skin disease with a chronic intermittent course. The central pathogenetic event seems to be the occlusion of the hair follicle. HS has a 1-year prevalence of about 1%. It typically presents after puberty with painful, deep-seated, inflamed lesions in the apocrine gland-bearing areas of the body: most commonly the axillae, inguinal, and anogenital regions. HS has a high negative impact on patients’ quality of life even in patients with only limited disease burden, and the diagnosis of HS is often made with a long diagnostic delay. In this practical short version we present diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations which are based on a systematic literature search as well as an informal expert consensus of Swiss dermatologists and dermatosurgeons.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Dermatology (Basel, Switzerland)
Journal Abbreviation: Dermatology (Basel)
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National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28683447
Lasted Revision: 2017-10-12
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).