Which Factors Determine Affected Sites in Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

Farida Benhadou, Axel Patrice Villani, Philippe Guillem
2020 Dermatology  
The factors that determine whether an area of the body will be affected by hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) are unknown. To address these factors, we performed multivariate regression analyses in a cohort of 1,138 patients. We found that the body sites affected occurred in specific combinations that were influenced by sex and body mass index. We also revealed unexpected correlations between some sites and other comorbidities such as inflammatory diseases, acne conglobata, or dissecting
more » ... of the scalp. Such correlations are crucial to unravel a disease as variable as HS and identify pathophysiological mechanisms to enable the provision of personalized management.
doi:10.1159/000505292 pmid:31905351 fatcat:potggy424bghvkhyhbebg3u6ey