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Hidradenitis Suppurativa
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This is the first and most comprehensive book perts to give their opinion and interpretation of dedicated to the understanding and treatment the disease, and left our own point of view to the of hidradenitis suppurativa. The most recent chapters summarizing pathogenesis and the- monograph on this disease was Dr Benedek’s py. At points you may therefore find discussions supplement to Acta Dermatovenerologica in of e. g. apocrine glands with which the editors 1957 (1)! The long interval has not been justified may disagree, but rather than suppress infor- by a benign nature or quiet disposition of the tion we have sought to stimulate and inspire an disease. This is a common and debilitating dis- an open dialogue. The book is intended for both ease that significantly reduces the quality of life concrete factual information, as well as inspi- for patients. In spite of this it has not achieved a tion for further studies of aetiology, pathog- deserved level notoriety and scientific interest, esis and therapy. but remains an obscure an ill-understood men- We would like to thank our colleagues for ace to the patients. generously sharing their insight and knowledge. There may be several reasons for this neglect.


The first book to specifically deal with hidradenitis suppurativa

Offers comprehensive guidelines on diagnosis and therapy

With unique and valuable hints to improve the treatment of these patients

Very useful for physicians from different specialties

With reader-friendly structure and format

Truly internationally renowned editors and authors


Hidradenitis Suppurativa Introduction.- Verneuil and Verneuil’s Disease: an Historical Overview.- Clinical Presentation.- Pathology of Hidradenitis Suppurativa.- Imaging.- Associated Diseases: Causality or Complications?.- Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Crohn’s Disease.- Epidemiology.- Nosology and Classification.- Genetics of Hidradenitis Suppurativa.- Bacteriology of Hidradenitis Suppurativa.- Endocrinology.- Immunity.- Quality of Life in Hidradenitis Suppurativa.- Antibiotic Therapy.- Antiandrogens.- Oral Retinoids for Hidradenitis Suppurativa.- Immunosuppressive Therapy in Hidradenitis Suppurativa.- Zinc and Other Experimental Medical Treatments.- Biologics For Hidradenitis Suppurativa (Verneuil’s Disease in the Era of Biologics).- Topical Treatment.- Surgery.- Radiation Therapy.- Experimental Physical Therapies.- Treatment.- Hidradenitis Suppurativa — Patients’ Frequently Asked Questions.- An Uncommon Valor.


ISBN-13: 9783642069659
Publisher: Springer (Springer Berlin Heidelberg)
Publication date: October, 2010
Pages: 224
Weight: 413g
Availability: POD
Subcategories: Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
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From the reviews:

"The book gives a good historical overview on HS emphasizing on the many confusing names the disease has been given since its first description more than a hundred years ago and the century long discussion of the involvement of apocrine glands in the pathology of the disease. … In conclusion, this book is well structured, easy to read and are a great source of information … . recommendable for all physicians with more than a superficial interest in HS." (Elisabeth Eiling, Archives of Dermatological research, Vol. 299, 2007)