Which factors influence the prognosis of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Specific factors appear to influence the prognosis. Larger excisions may offer a better outcome. Better results can be obtained by leaving wounds to secondary healing. Perianal surgery, axillary surgery, and older patient age are associated with lower recurrence rates, irrespective of the preoperative duration. [43]


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