Hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory, recurrent, debilitating skin disease of the hair follicle that usually presents after puberty with painful, deep-seated, inflamed lesions in the apocrine gland-bearing areas of the body, most commonly the axillary, inguinal and anogenital regions (Dessauer definition, 2006).
The inflamed lesions include nodules usually ending in abscesses and sinus tracts with suppuration and hypertrophic scars. European studies estimated a HS prevalence of approximately 1%. HS has an important negative impact on the quality of life. [...]

doi.org/10.1111/jdv.13267, hdl.handle.net/1765/95996
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Department of Dermatology

Daxhelet, M., Suppa, M., Benhadou, F., Djamei, V., Tzellos, T., Ingvarsson, G., … del Marmol, V. (2016). Establishment of a European Registry for hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa by using an open source software. Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology, 30(8), 1424–1426. doi:10.1111/jdv.13267