Fast Five Quiz: Hidradenitis Suppurativa Presentation and Diagnosis

William D. James, MD


May 12, 2020

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic, progressive skin disease of the hair follicle that typically occurs in seemingly healthy adults and adolescents. What begins as erythema progresses to recurrent, painful, inflamed lesions and scarring; arthropathy may appear with variable clinical features. Hidradenitis suppurativa is associated with a range of comorbidities and secondary diseases, including obesity, systemic amyloidosis, and squamous cell carcinoma. Complications such as local and systemic infections and restricted mobility may also ensue.

Are you familiar with essential information regarding the presentation and diagnostic criteria for hidradenitis suppurativa? Test your clinical knowledge with this short quiz.


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