Disease Information for Hidradenitis suppurativa

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Axilla Mass
Groin Mass
Axillary lesions
Cutaneous ulcers/purulent base
Draining sinus tract/cutaneous
Follicular rash
Painful/tender rash
Perineal/groin lesions
Rash/Axilla/Groin worst areas
Rash/Characteristic pattern/distribution
Skin lesions
Weeping rash Axilla/Groin areas
Axilla Pain
Inguinal Mass/Swelling
Red Vulva Lesion
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Chronic disorder
Demographics & Risk Factors
Ethnic or Racial Factors
Black/African american population
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Adult/all
Population/Children/all
Population/Female
Population/Preschool child
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Rule Outs
Acne vulgaris (acne)
Anorectal fistula
Breast abscess
Herpes genitalis
Pilonoidal cyst/sinus
Associated Disease & Complications
Abscess, perianal/pararectal
Carcinoma, squamous, skin
Folliculitis
Furunculosis
Hidradenitis suppurativa
Osteomyelitis
Staphylococcus aureus infection
Multiple Abscesses
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Axilla Area involvment/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Apocrine Sweat Gland disorder
CLASS/Dermatologic/Subcutaneous (category)
CLASS/Sweat gland disorder (ex)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Abscess tendency
Process
PROCESS/Ethnic predilection (ex)
PROCESS/Infected organ/abscess (category)
PROCESS/Inflammatory/infection (ex)
PROCESS/Reference organ/system (category)
PROCESS/Vegetative-Autonomic/Endocrine (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Antibiotic
RX/Cortisone/steroid injection locally
RX/Doxycycline
RX/Etretinate (Tegison)
RX/Isotretinoin (Accutane)
RX/Methicillin (Staphcillin)
RX/Minoxidil (Loniten)
RX/Oral Retinoids
RX/Prolonged course of antibiotics
RX/Tetracycline (Achromycin)
Surgical Procedures or Treatments
SX/Surgery Incision/Drainage
Definition

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.

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