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Derm News: 2007.24(5)

Quality of life impairment in hidradenitis suppurativa: A study of 61 cases

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 56(4):621-623
Pierre Wolkenstein, Anderson Loundou, Karine Barrau, Pascal Auquier, Jean Revuz
ABSTRACT

Objectives

We sought to determine quality of life impairment in hidradenitis suppurativa.

Methods

Questionnaires were administered to 61 patients.

Results

Quality of life impact in hidradenitis was much greater than that of several other dermatologic conditions.

Limitations

This hospital-based population may not be representative.

Conclusions

Hidradenitis is one of the most distressing conditions observed in dermatology.


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