verneuil’s disease

Vitamin D supplementation may improve rare skin condition

Researchers recently found supplementation with vitamin D decreases the severity of Verneuil’s disease. Hidradenitis suppurativa, or Verneuil’s disease, is a non-contagious chronic skin disease in which clusters of painful nodules, abscesses and cysts form mainly in areas containing sweat glands, such as the underarms and inner thighs. It is relatively rare, affecting around 1-4% of…

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Psychosocial Impact of Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Qualitative Study

  Hidradenitis suppurativa influences patients’ lives in many ways. It is therefore necessary to focus on the effects of the disease on daily life in order better to define patient-related outcomes in hidradenitis suppurativa studies. Interviews were conducted with 12 patients with hidradenitis suppurativa. Initial single interviews were followed by semi-structured and structured qualitative focus…

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Surgical Approach to Extensive Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  ABSTRACT Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic suppurative disease of skin with high recurrence. OBJECTIVE To determine factors affecting complications and recurrence of HS in patients who underwent surgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS We operated on 15 patients with HS at 36 sites between 1999 and 2009. The affected areas were classified as groin, axilla,…

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Informational Video on Hidradenitis Suppurativa

This video is an overview of Hidradenitis Suppurativa. This video was produced by Associates in Dermatology and the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Institute and is meant to inform patients and the public in general about hidradenitis. WARNING: there are graphic images toward the end.

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