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Swiss practice recommendations for the management of hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa


Hunger, Robert E; Laffitte, Emanuel; Läuchli, Severin; Mainetti, Carlo; Mühlstädt, Michael; Schiller, Peter; Lapointe, Anne-Karine; Meschberger, Pascale; Navarini, Alexander A (2017). Swiss practice recommendations for the management of hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa. Dermatology, 233(2-3):113-119.

Abstract

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a painful, inflammatory, debilitating skin disease with a chronic intermittent course. The central pathogenetic event seems to be the occlusion of the hair follicle. HS has a 1-year prevalence of about 1%. It typically presents after puberty with painful, deep-seated, inflamed lesions in the apocrine gland-bearing areas of the body: most commonly the axillae, inguinal, and anogenital regions. HS has a high negative impact on patients' quality of life even in patients with only limited disease burden, and the diagnosis of HS is often made with a long diagnostic delay. In this practical short version we present diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations which are based on a systematic literature search as well as an informal expert consensus of Swiss dermatologists and dermatosurgeons.

Abstract

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a painful, inflammatory, debilitating skin disease with a chronic intermittent course. The central pathogenetic event seems to be the occlusion of the hair follicle. HS has a 1-year prevalence of about 1%. It typically presents after puberty with painful, deep-seated, inflamed lesions in the apocrine gland-bearing areas of the body: most commonly the axillae, inguinal, and anogenital regions. HS has a high negative impact on patients' quality of life even in patients with only limited disease burden, and the diagnosis of HS is often made with a long diagnostic delay. In this practical short version we present diagnostic and therapeutic recommendations which are based on a systematic literature search as well as an informal expert consensus of Swiss dermatologists and dermatosurgeons.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > University Hospital Zurich > Dermatology Clinic
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medicine & health
Uncontrolled Keywords:Acne inversa; Diagnosis; Hidradenitis suppurativa; Pathogenesis; Recommendations; Treatment
Language:English
Date:7 July 2017
Deposited On:10 Oct 2017 15:16
Last Modified:13 Oct 2017 01:03
Publisher:Karger
ISSN:1018-8665
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1159/000477459
PubMed ID:28683447

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