Surgical treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa: case series and review of the literature.

@article{Ather2006SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa: case series and review of the literature.},
  author={Shahzad Ather and David Sheng Yi Chan and David John Leaper and Keith Gordon Harding},
  journal={International wound journal},
  year={2006},
  volume={3 3},
  pages={159-69}
}
The chronic and relapsing nature of hidradenitis suppurativa leads to physical and psychological damage. The absence of a proven cure further worsens the scenario. Patient 1 was a 28-year-old woman with a 10-year history of abscesses and non healing sinuses with foul-smelling discharge from her axilla, submammary and groin areas. This led to an episode of self-harm due to severe depression. After failed medical therapy, she was referred for surgery with wide excision of the skin and healing by… CONTINUE READING

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