hidradenitis suppurativa


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hidradenitis

 [hi″drad-ĕ-ni´tis]
inflammation of the sweat glands.
hidradenitis suppurati´va a severe, chronic, recurrent pus-producing infection of the apocrine sweat glands.

hi·drad·e·ni·tis sup·pu·ra·ti·'va

chronic suppurative folliculitis of apocrine sweat-gland-bearing skin of the perianal, axillary, and genital areas or under the breasts, developing after puberty and producing abscesses or sinuses with scarring.

hidradenitis suppurativa

[hī′dradənī′tis sup′yo̅o̅rətē′və]
Etymology: Gk, hydos, water + aden, gland + itis, inflammation; L, suppurare, to form pus
a chronic suppurative and cicatricial disease of the apocrine gland-bearing areas, chiefly the axillae (especially in young women) and anogenital region (especially in men), caused by occlusion of the pores with secondary bacterial infection of apocrine sweat glands. It is characterized by the development of one or more tender red abscesses that enlarge and eventually break through the skin, yielding purulent or seropurulent drainage. Healing occurs with fibrosis, and recurrences lead to sinus tract formation and progressive scarring. Also called apocrinitis, hidradenitis axillaris.
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Hidradenitis suppurativa

hi·drad·e·ni·tis sup·pu·ra·ti·va

(hī'drad-ĕ-nī'tis sŭp'ū-rā-tī'vă)
Chronic suppurative folliculitis of apocrine sweat gland-bearing skin producing abscesses or sinuses with scarring.
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The study's primary goal is to evaluate the dose-response signal of IFX-1 in patients with HS according to the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Clinical Response (HiSCR) at week 16 during the study period.
This case series involves study of 8 patients who underwent keystone flap for axillary defect following wide excision of skin with hidradenitis suppurativa from 2013 to 2015.
Liy-Wong, a pediatric dermatology fellow at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, data in the medical literature about hidradenitis suppurativa in children is limited to a few case reports.
Acne inversa (AI), also known as hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), is a chronic disease of follicular occlusion, characterized by recurrent inflamed nodules, cysts, deep abscesses, draining sinuses, subsequent scarring, and chronic seepage, involving the apocrine gland-bearing areas of the body, most commonly the axillae, inguinal, and anogenital regions.
Chitinase-3-like Protein 1 (YKL-40): Novel Biomarker of Hidradenitis Suppurativa Disease Activity?
Hidradenitis suppurativa and Fox-Fordyce disease become better as a result of decreased apocrine gland activity.
In case of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) most surgeons think that they know what, when and how to treat it.
Successful treatment of pathophysiologically-associated diseases such as hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) with tumor necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitors have been reported previously, although responses are not consistent (9).
The differential diagnosis includes acne vulgaris, hidradenitis suppurativa, and pseudofolliculitis barbae.
The company reported Monday that a pivotal human study found Humira reduced the signs and symptoms of disease in people with the painful skin condition hidradenitis suppurativa, or HS.
Hidradenitis suppurativa, also called acne inversa, is a chronic, debilitating skin disease characterized by painful, deep inflammatory lesions.