Topical management and wound care approaches for hidradenitis suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Antia C, Alavi A, Alikhan A

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that affects the follicular unit in apocrine glandbearing skin, resulting in deep-seated nodules, sinus tracts, abscesses, and ultimately scarring. HS is a highly distressing condition, and has one of the highest impacts on quality of life compared to other dermatologic diseases. Various topical therapies have been described that may be used alone or in conjunction with systemic or physical modalities for HS. Additionally, proper wound care is essential to the successful management of HS, particularly given the suppurative nature of the disease. However, limited evidence exists regarding the optimal regimen for topical therapy and wound care. On the basis of existing literature, we provide a comprehensive review of topical management and wound care.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Seminars in cutaneous medicine and surgery
Journal Abbreviation: Semin Cutan Med Surg
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National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 28538745
Article Source:
Lasted Revision: 2017-11-28

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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