Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Key Points

Key Points Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory process affecting skin bearing apocrine glands; the groin, axillae, and inframammary areas are typically involved. The classic lesions of HS include cysts, nodules, sinus tracts, an…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: References

…usayen, R., Shear, N.J. (2012) Pharmacologic intervention for hidradenitis suppurativa: what does the evidence say? Amer J Clin Derm, 13: 283-291. Alikhan, A., Lynch, P.J., Eisen, D.B. (2009) Hidradenitis suppurativa: a comprehensive review (CME), JA…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Clinical Cases

…tracts with moderate erythema in bilateral axillae Diagnosis: hidradenitis suppurativa No skin biopsy is required Treatment options discussed; patient opts for systemic antibiotics. Rifampin 300 mg bid and clindamycin 300 mg b.i.d. is prescribed Intr…

Therapeutic Strategies in Dermatology

Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Treatment

…rst-line therapy: The first-line therapy for mild to moderate hidradenitis suppurativa is topical or systemic antibiotics. For very severe disease, systemic immunosuppression, specifically with anti-TNF-alpha inhibitors, may be first-line. First step…

A Clinical Atlas of 101 Common Skin Diseases

Acne Vulgaris

A disease of infundibulosebaceous units, especially infundibula, that may manifest itself solely as noninflammatory lesions, i.e., comedones and intact cysts, or as inflammatory lesions, i.e., papules, nodules, and pustules. The process may resolve…

Resolving Quandaries in Dermatology, Pathology & Dermatopathology

Follicular Occlusion Triad?

“The follicular occlusion triad: (acne conglobata, hidradenitis suppurativa, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp). These diseases comprise a generic group. Though not usually classified together, there is reason to believe that they are…