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Swiss Practice Recommendations for the Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa/Acne Inversa

Hunger, Robert E
Läuchli, Severin
Mainetti, Carlo
Schiller, Peter
Lapointe, Anne-Karine
Meschberger, Pascale
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Published in Dermatology. 2017, vol. 233, no. 2-3, p. 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.
Keywords ComorbidityHidradenitis Suppurativa/diagnosis/epidemiology/therapyPractice Guidelines as TopicRisk FactorsSwitzerland
PMID: 28683447
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HUNGER, Robert E et al. Swiss Practice Recommendations for the Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa/Acne Inversa. In: Dermatology, 2017, vol. 233, n° 2-3, p. 113-119. doi: 10.1159/000477459 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:106961

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