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Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2015 Nov;106(9):703-15. doi: 10.1016/j.ad.2015.06.004. Epub 2015 Aug 6.

An Update on Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Part I): Epidemiology, Clinical Aspects, and Definition of Disease Severity.

[Article in English, Spanish]

Author information

1
Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital de Manises, Valencia, España. Electronic address: antmarto@hotmail.com.
2
Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Universitario del Sureste, Arganda del Rey, Madrid, España.
3
Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Dermatología, Hospital Puerta del Mar, Cádiz, España.
4
Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital General de Alicante, Alicante, España.
5
Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, España.
6
Servicio de Dermatología, Complejo Hospitalario de Pontevedra, Pontevedra, España.
7
Servicio de Dermatología, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, España.

Abstract

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic inflammatory disorder that has attracted increasing attention in recent years due to underestimations of prevalence and the considerable impact of the condition on interpersonal relationships, physical appearance, self-esteem, and body image. Although hidradenitis suppurative has a significant psychological impact on patients and can even cause physical limitations when thick scarring results in limb mobility limitation, until very recently little evidence was available relating to its epidemiology, etiology, or pathogenesis. In this review, we highlight the latest advances in our understanding of the epidemiological and clinical aspects of hidradenitis suppurativa. We will also look at the different classification systems for hidradenitis suppurativa and discuss the emergence of skin ultrasound as a promising technique for monitoring the course of this chronic inflammatory disease.

KEYWORDS:

Acne inversa; Acné inversa; Clinical; Clínica; Epidemiology; Epidemiología; Hidradenitis suppurativa; Hidradenitis supurativa; Pathogenesis; Patogenia

PMID:
26254550
DOI:
10.1016/j.ad.2015.06.004
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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