Clinical Presentation of Hidradenitis Suppurativa
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease whose identification hinges upon characteristic lesion morphology, anatomic location, and a recurrent, chronic clinical course. The meaning of ‘hidradenitis suppurativa’ gives multiple clues to its clinical presentation. ‘Hidraden-’ refers to sweat glands, and although the disease is no longer thought to be a disease of apocrine glands, the disease distribution mimics that of apocrine gland bearing skin; ‘-itis’, referring to inflammation; and ‘suppurativa’, or pus, another key clinical sign of this disease.
KeywordsMetabolic Syndrome Inflammatory Bowel Disease Pyoderma Gangrenosum Hidradenitis Suppurativa Apocrine Gland
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