- Sylke Schneider-Burrus,
- Agata Jost,
- Eva Milena Johanna Peters,
- Ellen Witte-Haendel,
- Wolfram Sterry,
- Robert Sabat
JAMA Dermatol 2018 Feb 21. Epub 2018 Feb 21.
Interdisciplinary Group of Molecular Immunopathology, Dermatology/Medical Immunology, University Hospital Charité, Berlin, Germany.
Importance: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) leads to disfigurement and painful eruptions in terminal hair follicles of the intertriginous skin, mainly of axillary, genitofemoral, and perianal sites. It is associated with an excessive impairment of quality of life, psychiatric disorders, and sexual distress. Body image impairment has been linked to depression and anxiety and has been described for some dermatologic disorders but has not yet been investigated in patients with HS. Read More