What are the secondary diagnostic criteria for hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Secondary positive diagnostic criteria are as follows:

  • History: Family history of hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Microbiology: A negative swab or the presence of normal skin microbiota (may be indicative of hidradenitis suppurativa)

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