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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Introduction

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A bacterial skin infection that occurs when sweat glands become blocked. Inflamed, pus producing nodules develop and eventually cause scarring. Mainly affects sweat glands in the armpits, groin, breasts and anal areas. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hidradenitis Suppurativa is available below.

Symptoms of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Complications

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Causes of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Definitions of Hidradenitis Suppurativa:

A chronic suppurative and cicatricial disease of the apocrine glands occurring chiefly in the axillae in women and in the groin and anal regions in men. It is characterized by poral occlusion with secondary bacterial infection, evolving into abscesses which eventually rupture. As the disease becomes chronic, ulcers appear, sinus tracts enlarge, fistulas develop, and fibrosis and scarring become evident. Hormonal mechanisms are expected in its pathogenesis. - (Source - Diseases Database)

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Hidradenitis Suppurativa, or a subtype of Hidradenitis Suppurativa, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Hidradenitis Suppurativa as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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More information about Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  1. Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications

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