Fast Five Quiz: Hidradenitis Suppurativa

William D. James, MD

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June 27, 2019

Hidradenitis suppurativa—or acne inversa—is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by painful, deep nodules and abscesses that rupture and lead to scarring. The disorder arises from a defect of the follicular epithelium and results in significant morbidity. Hidradenitis suppurativa has the highest impact on patients' quality of life among all assessed dermatologic conditions. About 1% of the population is affected by this debilitating disease.

Are you familiar with the presentation, workup, and treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.

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