The prevalence of hidradenitis suppurativa in 1093 patients with inflammatory bowel disease.

British Journal of Dermatology

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van der Zee HH, De Winter K, van der Woude CJ, Prens EP. The prevalence of hidradenitis suppurativa in 1093 patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Br J Dermatol. 2014;171(3):673-5.
Dear Editor, hidradenitis suppurativa also known as acne inversa is an inflammatory skin disease characterized by painful nodules, abscesses and fistulas(1) . The groin, axillae, and buttocks are the most frequently affected skin areas(2) . Disease-associated factors include smoking, obesity, mechanical friction, genetic predisposition, hormonal influences and an aberrant innate immune response(1) . The main treatment options include systemic antibiotics, such as clindamycin with rifampicin, surgery, and in severe cases anti-TNF-alpha biologics(3) . This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.