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Ultrasound of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  • Raffaele Dante Caposiena Caro
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Abstract

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory, recurrent, debilitating follicular skin disease that usually occurs after puberty. It is associated with painful deep-seated, inflamed lesions commonly in the axillary, inguinal, and anogenital regions and has a great impact on the patient’s quality of life. Physical examination may have low sensitivity to detect and differentiate nodules, abscesses, or fistulous tracts, which are critical data to assess the HS severity. Ultrasound assessment can be considered a reliable and safe imaging noninvasive tool valuable to define better the clinical HS lesions, to improve the staging, and to monitor the response of treatments.

Keywords

Hidradenitis suppurativa Dermal ultrasound Immunotherapy Sinus tract Biologics Retinoids 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Raffaele Dante Caposiena Caro
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  1. 1.Department of Systems MedicineUniversity of Rome, Tor VergataRomeItaly

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