The bacteriology of hidradenitis suppurativa: a systematic review.

  title={The bacteriology of hidradenitis suppurativa: a systematic review.},
  author={Hans Christian Ring and Peter Riis Mikkelsen and I M Miller and H{\aa}vard Jenssen and Kurt Fuursted and Ditte Marie Lindhardt Saunte and Gregor B. E. Jemec},
  journal={Experimental dermatology},
  volume={24 10},
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disabling skin disease consisting of recurrent nodules, sinuses, fistulas and scarring involving the intertriginous regions. HS is often a therapeutic challenge and most treatments are off-label. A better understanding of aetiology and pathogenesis of HS may facilitate the development of effective treatment. Although the clinical presentation is strongly reminiscent of bacterial infection, the role of bacteria remains controversial… CONTINUE READING