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What is HS?

HISTORY

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) was first described in the 1800s. It was originally thought to be an infection of glandular structures, primarily because it was noted to produce pus and because it occurred in crease areas of the body, regions rich in the number of apocrine glands. Since then, it has been realized that neither infection, nor glands are causes, but that it is caused by irregular events within the hair follicles. It may affect 1-4% of the population and is 3 times were likely to occur in women than men.  It has also been referred to medically as “acne inversa”.

CLINICAL FEATURES

CAUSES OF HS

LABORATORY FINDINGS

GRADING OF HIDRADENITIS