Which factors increase the risk of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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In conclusion, being overweight and obesity are clearly associated factors in hidradenitis suppurativa; their role as severity factors is highly probable. The relationship between the severity of hidradenitis suppurativa and cigarette smoking has been studied, with conflicting results. Mechanical stress as a trigger for hidradenitis suppurativa has still to be proven. [1]


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