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Hidradenitis suppurativa

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* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
  • Acne inversa
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What causes hidradenitis suppurativa?

The cause of HS remains unknown. While there is some controversy, HS is thought to be related to other follicular diseases, such as acne or pilonidal sinus tracts. A familial form of HS may exist.[1]
Last updated: 6/7/2011

References
  1. Pokala N & Geibe J. Surgery for Hidradenitis Suppurativa . eMedicine Journal. April 2008; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/190972-overview#showall. Accessed 6/7/2011.