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Hidradenitis suppurativa – Part 1

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is characterised by inflamed lesions and scars that are restricted to typical topography – axillae, inframammary folds and groin – with a chronic course with flares.1 The prevalence is controversial with figures ranging from 0.05% to 4.1%.2,3 There is an average diagnostic delay of 7.2 years.4 Sickness rates are higher and self-reported general health is lower in patients with HS.5

Dermatology in practice 2022; 28(3): 60–64
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