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Hidradenitis Suppurativa


Synonyms of Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Hidradenitis Axillaris
  • HS

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic, pus-producing (suppurative), scarring (cicatricial) disease process that occurs due to obstruction of hair follicles and secondary infection and inflammation of certain sweat glands (apocrine glands), particularly those under the arms (axillae) or within the anal/genital (anogenital) region. The disease is characterized by the development of recurrent, boil-like nodular lesions and deep pus-containing pockets of infection (abscesses) that may eventually rupture through the skin. Healing of affected areas is typically associated with progressive scarring (fibrosis). The specific underlying cause of hidradenitis suppurativa is unknown.
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    Organizations related to Hidradenitis Suppurativa
    • HS-USA, Inc.
      7362 High Hill Dr
      Brighton MI 48116-9143
      Phone #: 810-231-3419
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@hs-usa.org
      Home page: http://www.hs-usa.org
    • Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation, Inc
      7895 Via Belfiore #4
      San Diego CA 92129
      Phone #: 858-901-4747
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@hs-foundation.org
      Home page: http://www.hs-foundation.org
    • NIH/National Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse
      1 AMS Circle
      Bethesda MD 20892-3675
      Phone #: 301-495-4484
      800 #: 877-226-4267
      e-mail: NIAMSinfo@mail.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.niams.nih.gov/Health_Info
    • NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
      6610 Rockledge Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-6612
      Phone #: 301-496-5717
      800 #: --
      e-mail: N/A
      Home page: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/



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