Epidemiologic and clinical features of hidradenitis suppurativa

HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA

Epidemiologic and clinical features of hidradenitis suppurativa

Jun
2017
Vol. 36. No. 2
Isha Parulkar, MD | Heba Haleem | So Yeon Paek, MD

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is an inflammatory condition characterized by recurrent abscesses which may result in sinus tracts and dermal scarring. This article reviews current epidemiologic data on HS in diverse populations, including prevalence based on geography, age, gender, ethnicity, and details the spectrum of clinical features of hidradenitis suppurativa with discussion of disease severity and risk factors. Recently proposed HS diagnostic criteria are also presented.

Parulkar I, Haleem H, Paek SY. Epidemiologic and clinical features of hidradenitis suppurativa. Semin Cutan Med Surg 2017;36(2):42-46, https://doi.org/10.12788/j.sder.2017.019.

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