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.