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Hidradenitis Suppurativa Summary

Description: A chronic suppurative and cicatricial disease of the apocrine glands occurring chiefly in the axillae in women and in the groin and anal regions in men. It is characterized by poral occlusion with secondary bacterial infection, evolving into abscesses which eventually rupture. As the disease becomes chronic, ulcers appear, sinus tracts enlarge, fistulas develop, and fibrosis and scarring become evident.

Also Known As: Suppurative Hidradenitis; Acne Inversas; Hidradenitides, Suppurative; Hidradenitis, Suppurative; Inversa, Acne Show All >>

Networked: 349 relevant articles (37 outcomes, 29 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. infliximab (Remicade) : 7 outcomes 3 studies in 52 results : FDA 2
  2. TNFR-Fc fusion protein (etanercept) : 5 outcomes 3 studies in 15 results : FDA 2
  3. adalimumab (Humira) : 4 outcomes 5 studies in 23 results : FDA 2
  4. Isotretinoin (Accutane) : 4 outcomes in 14 results : FDA 6 Generic
  5. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 2 outcomes in 9 results : IBA
  6. Rifampin (Rifampicin) : 2 outcomes in 6 results : FDA 13 Generic
  7. Clindamycin (Cleocin) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 7 results : FDA 19 Generic
  8. Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha (Tumor Necrosis Factor) : 1 outcome 1 study in 15 results : IBA
  9. 1-phenyl-3,3-dimethyltriazene (PDT) : 1 outcome 1 study in 6 results : IBA
  10. Cyproterone Acetate : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  1. Acne Vulgaris
  2. Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  3. Psoriasis (Pustulosis Palmaris et Plantaris)
  4. Crohn Disease (Crohn's Disease)
  5. Darier Disease (Darier's Disease)
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Key Therapies for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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  1. Photochemotherapy (Photodynamic Therapy) : 2 outcomes in 14 results
  2. Gas Lasers : 1 outcome 2 studies in 15 results
  3. Lasers (Laser) : 1 outcome 2 studies in 9 results
  4. Off-Label Use : 1 outcome in 3 results
  5. Radiotherapy : 1 outcome in 3 results
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