Other conditions
that
may
be
associated with HS

Because hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is an inflammatory disorder, people with this condition may have comorbidities. HS is not thought to cause these conditions or vice versa. These include other immune conditions such as Crohn’s disease.

There are some other health conditions that have also been linked to HS. After reading below, talk to your doctor if you think you may have any of these health conditions. It’s important to discuss all symptoms that you are experiencing with your doctor because each condition needs to be treated separately and may require different medications.

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes irritation of the digestive tract.
Depression is a mental state of depressed mood that includes feelings of sadness, despair, and discouragement. There can also be feelings of low self-esteem and guilt, as well as withdrawal from personal contact.
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of 3 or more of the following risk factors: abdominal obesity, high triglycerides, low HDL cholesterol, elevated blood pressure, and elevated fasting glucose level.
Acne conglobata is a severe type of acne that usually affects men more than women. This condition is long-lasting and can leave scars.
If you think you’re experiencing any of these conditions, please tell your doctor.
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Nodule

A small bump or lump under the skin.

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Abscess

A collection of pus causing swelling and inflammation in the surrounding skin.

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Rupture

Forcibly tearing or bursting through the skin.

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Hair follicle

The root where hair grows.

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Chronic

Continuing or occurring again and again for a long time.

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Comorbidities

Medical conditions that appear together.

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Triglycerides

A type of fat found in the blood that might raise your risk of coronary artery disease.

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HDL cholesterol

High-Density Lipoprotein cholesterol, or “good cholesterol.” High HDL cholesterol levels are desirable, as they reduce the risk for cardiovascular (heart) disease.

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Glucose

Sugar in bloodstream, derived from carbohydrates.

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Lesion

An ulcer or sore on the skin, such as those caused by HS.

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Fistula

An abnormal connection or tunnel under the skin that forms because of injury, infection or inflammation.

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Sinus tract

A narrow tunnel under the skin that is open on one end and lets fluid escape or drains fluid.

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Corticosteroids

A medicine used to relieve swelling, itching, and redness in the body.

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Infusion

The slow therapeutic introduction of a medication into the body via a vein.

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De-roofing

Removing the top of a cyst, sinus tract, or abscess by surgery.

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