Fast Five Quiz: Hidradenitis Suppurativa

William D. James, MD


November 05, 2019

Erythema is the earliest sign of hidradenitis suppurativa. In most cases, affected individuals are healthy prior to the onset of disease. Painful lesions subsequently develop, which may be suppurative.

Other signs of hidradenitis suppurativa include:

  • Involvement of the axilla, genitofemoral area, perineum, gluteal area, and the inframammary area of women

  • Presence of nodules (inflamed or noninflamed)

  • Sinus tracts (inflamed or noninflamed)

  • Abscesses

  • Scarring (atrophic, mesh-like, red, hypertrophic, or linear)

Learn more about the presentation of hidradenitis suppurativa.


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