Hidradenitis suppurativa HS , also known as acne inversa , is a long-term skin disease characterized by the occurrence of inflamed and swollen lumps. The exact cause is usually unclear but believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors. There is no known cure. The cause of HS remains unknown, and experts disagree over proposed causes.
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Lymphedema is the result of an alteration of the lymphatic drainage, and its most common worldwide cause is filariasis. In our practice usually is associated to neoplasic, inflammatory and granulomatous processes, radiotherapy, hydroelectrolytic disbalances, and idiopathic. It can affect any part of the body, including the penis and scrotum.
The genital lymphedema is a rare presentation, it corresponds to 0. However, causes serious functional, social and emotional limitations for the patient. Too often have pain, recurrent infections, sexual dysfunction, cosmetic deformity, sometimes it limits mobility and ambulation.
Although there are several treatment options, both medical and surgical, it has not been found ideal for this disease. We present a 43 years old patient with penoscrotal lymphedema due to hidradenitis suppurativa, it limits his normal activity.
The patient was referred to our center after unsuccessful medical treatment doxycycline and clindamycin cycles. Surgical treatment consisted of total excision of the skin and subcutaneous tissue to Buck's fascia. Split thickness skin grafts were used to cover the defect.
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These images are a random sampling from a Bing search on the term "Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Search Bing for all related images. Hidradenitis suppurativa HS is a chronic disease of a type of sweat gland. It can occur in one or multiple areas of your body. HS usually develops in your armpits, groin, and anal area. It causes long-term skin inflammation and can be painful. No one knows what causes HS.
Lymphedema is the result of an alteration of the lymphatic drainage, and its most common worldwide cause is filariasis. In our practice usually is associated to neoplasic, inflammatory and granulomatous processes, radiotherapy, hydroelectrolytic disbalances, and idiopathic. It can affect any part of the body, including the penis and scrotum. The genital lymphedema is a rare presentation, it corresponds to 0. However, causes serious functional, social and emotional limitations for the patient.
Las personas que la tienen desarrollan protuberancias o llagas rojas dolorosas en los lugares donde les crece el cabello. Esto incluye entre los muslos o debajo de los senos para las mujeres. Los bultos se agrandan, se inflaman y pierden pus. Forman grandes llagas y ampollas. No es contagiosa. No puede contagiarse ni contagiar a nadie. Puede ser hereditaria.