Though it affects the skin, HS is an inflammatory disorder, which means the condition is associated with certain faults in the immune system.1
There are a number of conditions that have been associated with hidradenitis suppurativa – some of these conditions include:1,2
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- Vazquez BG. Incidence of Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Associated Factors. Journal of Investigative Dermatology. (2013) 133, 97–103.
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