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Despite affecting millions of people worldwide, many have not heard of hidradenitis suppurativa or HS.1 Sometimes referred to as “acne inversa” by dermatologists, HS is characterized by recurrent, painful abscesses and nodules typically located around the armpits and groin, on the buttocks and under the breasts.1-2 HS can have considerable impact on patients’ daily lives, their work ability, physical activities and emotional state.1-5 Many people live with the disease in silence.3
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1. Dufour DN, Emtestam L, Jemec GB. Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Common and Burdensome, Yet Under-Recognised, Inflammatory Skin Disease. Postgrad Med J. 2014; 90 (1062):216-21.
2. Jemec G. Hidradenitis Suppurativa. N Engl J Med. 2012; 366:158-64.
3. Esmann S, Jemec GB. Psychosocial impact of hidradenitis suppurativa: a qualitative study. Acta dermato-venereologica. 2011;91(3):328-332.
4. Mayo Health Clinic. Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Available at: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hidradenitis-suppurativa/basics/definition/con-20027334. Published April 9, 2013. Accessed October 26, 2015.
5. Shavit E, Dreiher j, Freud T, Halevy S, Vinker S, Cohen AD. Psychiatric comorbidities in 3207 patients with hidradenitis suppurativa. JEADV.2014:1-5.