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Can hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) cause obstruction in lymph drainage?

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The most common areas where people get hidradenitis suppurativa also have many lymph nodes. Scar tissue can interfere with the lymph drainage system. That may lead to swelling in the arms, legs, or genitals.

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

National Health Service: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Medscape: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Best Practice & Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology:  “Hidradenitis suppurativa.”

Acta Dermato-Venereologica:  “Psychosocial Impact of Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Qualitative Study.”

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals: “Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation.

Dermatology Online Journal:  “Diseases associated with hidradenitis suppurativa: part 2 of a series on hidradenitis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 19, 2019

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

National Health Service: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Medscape: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Best Practice & Research: Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology:  “Hidradenitis suppurativa.”

Acta Dermato-Venereologica:  “Psychosocial Impact of Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Qualitative Study.”

Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals: “Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation.

Dermatology Online Journal:  “Diseases associated with hidradenitis suppurativa: part 2 of a series on hidradenitis.”

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on October 19, 2019

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