Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Acne inversa): Management of a Recalcitrant Disease
Article first published online: 23 OCT 2007
Volume 24, Issue 5, pages 465–473, September/October 2007
How to Cite
Lam, J., Krakowski, A. C. and Friedlander, S. F. (2007), Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Acne inversa): Management of a Recalcitrant Disease. Pediatric Dermatology, 24: 465–473. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1470.2007.00544.x
- Issue published online: 23 OCT 2007
- Article first published online: 23 OCT 2007
Abstract: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic relapsing disorder of follicular occlusion that is often recalcitrant to therapy. Topical and systemic antibiotics, hormonal therapies, oral retinoids, immunosuppressant agents, and surgical treatment are some of the therapeutic alternatives used for this often recalcitrant and frequently troublesome disorder. This article reviews the pathophysiology of hidradenitis suppurativa, an evidence-based analysis of standard treatments, and recent advances in the therapy of this disorder.