Author(s): Buckley C, Sarkany I
Two patients with severe hidradenitis suppurativa are reported. In Case 2, with widespread and superficial disease without communication with internal organs, there was a good response to intensive surgical intervention. In the patient with hidradenitis suppurativa and urethral fistula formation adequate surgical treatment was not technically feasible and treatment had to be continued for at least 2 years without permanent cure in sight. A search of the literature confirms that this differentiation is important as the cases with fistulous involvement of internal organs tend to have a bad prognosis.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Clinical and experimental dermatology
Journal Abbreviation: Clin. Exp. Dermatol.
Journal Date Published: 1990-02-01
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2598491
Lasted Revision: 2004-11-17
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).