Prepubertal Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Two Case Reports and Review of the Literature
Article first published online: 4 JAN 2002
Volume 16, Issue 4, pages 292–296, July/August 1999
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Mengesha, Yebabe M., Holcombe, Travis C. and Hansen, Ronald C. (1999), Prepubertal Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Two Case Reports and Review of the Literature. Pediatric Dermatology, 16: 292–296. doi: 10.1046/j.1525-1470.1999.00077.x
- Issue published online: 4 JAN 2002
- Article first published online: 4 JAN 2002
Abstract: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic suppurative scarring disease of apocrine sweat gland-bearing skin in the axillary, anogenital, and, rarely, the breast and scalp regions. Females are more commonly affected than males and it is usually seen at puberty or later. We report two girls with prepubertal hidradenitis suppurativa whose initial presentation predated any signs of puberty. This early onset is very rare and its etiology remains unknown. Severe disease can be seen in prepubertal children and surgical intervention is effective in these cases.