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J Cutan Med Surg. 2003 Jan-Feb;7(1):47-56. Epub 2002 Dec 4.

Hidradenitis suppurativa.

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Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, Roskilde Hospital, Roskilde, Denmark. ccc2845@vip.cybercity.dk

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a clinically defined disease that causes considerable morbidity for patients. The results of recent studies, which have increased the understanding of this disease, are reviewed.

OBJECTIVE:

The epidemiology, risk factors, pathogenesis, and treatment of this disease are summarized to help clinicians with practical patient management.

CONCLUSION:

Hidradenitis suppurativa remains a clinical challenge to patients and physicians alike. Physicians should be familiar with the impact this disease has on the patient and with the range of treatments available. Use of simple incisions as treatment is strongly discouraged. Additional pathogenic as well as therapeutic studies are necessary.

PMID:
12457209
DOI:
10.1177/120347540300700109
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