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.
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Cite this: William D. James. Fast Five Quiz: Hidradenitis Suppurativa - Medscape - Nov 05, 2019.