Hidradenitis suppurativa: a closer look

J Natl Med Assoc. 1978 May;70(5):339-43.


The following is a review of the literature concerning hidradenitis suppurativa with emphasis on aspects of this disease which suggest that it may be a result of altered host-defense mechanisms.Deep fistula formation, anemia, and the development of carcinoma are complications seen only in disease affecting the perianal area. The term perianal is used loosely to describe the buttock, perineum, pubic, and genital areas.A variety of treatment regimens has been used with limited success. Surgery has evolved as the treatment of choice for advanced and chronic disease.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Apocrine Glands / surgery
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Suppuration
  • Sweat Gland Diseases / surgery*