Indian Dermatol Online J 2014 Oct;5(4):491-3
Department of Dermatology, Cutis Academy of Cutaneous Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
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Dermatol Ther 2016 Nov 18;29(6):455-458. Epub 2016 Jul 18.
Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a member of the follicular occlusion tetrad, along with acne conglobata, dissecting cellulitis of the scalp and pilodinal sinus. These conditions share common pathophysiologic features, including follicle occlusion, bacterial overgrowth, severe suppurative inflammation, scarring, and sinus tract formation. Treatment of severe cases is challenging, and a novel treatment modality would be of significant value. Read More
Ann Plast Surg 1987 Mar;18(3):230-7
The pathophysiology and treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa, acne conglobata, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp, which constitute the follicular occlusion triad, are reviewed. The unusual occurrence of all three components in a single patient resistant to medical management is presented with a review of the literature. This patient's course was complicated by multiple synchronous squamous cell carcinomas developing in a localized area where his acne conglobata was most pronounced. Read More
Dermatol Online J 2014 Apr 16;20(4):22373. Epub 2014 Apr 16.
Weil Cornell Medical College.
This article is dermatological atlas of the morphologic presentations of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). It includes: superficial abscesses (boils, furnucles, carbuncles), abscesses that are subcutaneous and suprafascial, pyogenic granulomas, cysts, painful erythematous papules and plaques, folliculitis, open ulcerations, chronic sinuses, fistulas, sinus tracts, scrotal and genital lyphedema, dermal contractures, keloids (some that are still pitted with follicular ostia), scarring, skin tags, fibrosis, anal fissures, fistulas (i.e. Read More
Dermatol Online J 2013 Jun 15;19(6):18558. Epub 2013 Jun 15.
Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY, USA.
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a pathologic follicular disease, impacts patients' lives profoundly and usually occurs in isolation. The diseases with the strongest association are obesity, depression, and pain. HS is associated with many diseases including acne conglobata (AC), dissecting cellulitis, pilonidal cysts, and obesity. Read More