Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  • Jeong Eun Lee


Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic recurrent inflammation of the apocrine sweat gland. The cause of hidradenitis suppurativa is considered to be the sweat gland or follicular occlusion, but their underlying cause is not clear. It can be easily diagnosed by combining type of inflammation, recurrence, chronicity, and location. It is necessary to distinguish it from other infectious anal diseases such as anal fistula, Crohn’s disease, tuberculosis, pilonidal disease, and infected sebaceous cyst through physical examination. Hidradenitis suppurativa has various symptoms and does not have single therapy for complete cure.


Hidradenitis suppurativa Surgical treatment Recurrence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeong Eun Lee
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  1. 1.Colorectal Division, Department of SurgeryHansol HospitalSeoulSouth Korea

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