Other Lesions

A number of other lesions may be seen in patients with HS. Some of these lesions are clearly follicular and may therefore obscure HS lesions and cause a delay in the diagnosis. Common small follicular papules and pustules are frequent in area in both early and late HS (see Fig. 3.11) and may occur isolated in a region not involved by HS [1, 2]. The general prevalence of minor pustular follicular lesions of the skin in not known, but such transient lesions are estimated to be very common. In HS patients such lesions are not uncommon on the buttocks, but they do not constitute a diagnostic clue for HS (see Fig. 3.12). Other common findings are the circular depressed superficial scars also sometimes observed on the buttocks of patients. These are most likely secondary to the unspe-cific elements, and are not a clue for the diagnosis of HS.

In a subgroup of patients, however, cysts occur as a prominent associated finding. These cysts are either white, round 1- to 2-cm smooth elastic cysts grouped in flexural areas, or large

Hidradenitis Supurativa Axilar

Fig. 3.11. Folliculitis close to HS

Fig. 3.10. Comedones, black heads in burnt-out lesions

Butt Folliculitis
Fig. 3.12. Buttock folliculitis in a patient with axillary typical lesions of HS
Infected Pussy Pictures

Fig. 3.13. Epidermal (epithelial) cyst

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

How To Reduce Acne Scarring

Acne is a name that is famous in its own right, but for all of the wrong reasons. Most teenagers know, and dread, the very word, as it so prevalently wrecks havoc on their faces throughout their adolescent years.

Get My Free Ebook


Post a comment