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What conditions are linked with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

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People with HS tend to have other conditions, too, such as severe acne, arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and inflammatory bowel disease. Doctors don’t know exactly why these conditions are linked. But it may be that whatever causes HS leads to other problems, too.

It’s rare, but people who have HS for a long time may be more likely to get a type of skin cancer called squamous cell carcinoma.

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Medscape: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

National Health Service: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

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

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology : "Diet in the prevention of hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa).”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 09, 2018

SOURCES:

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

Medscape: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

National Health Service: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

American Academy of Dermatology: “Hidradenitis Suppurativa.”

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

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation.

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology : "Diet in the prevention of hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa).”

Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on October 09, 2018

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