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Revista chilena de pediatría

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SILVA-FEISTNER, Marcos; SALOMONE, Claudia; SILVA, Sergio  and  VIAL-LETELIER, Verónica. Prepubertal Hidradenitis suppurativa: Report of 2 clinical cases. Rev. chil. pediatr. [online]. 2016, vol.87, n.3, pp.193-198. ISSN 0370-4106.

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is an inflammatory follicular skin disease. It usually presents as recurrent, deep nodules in flexural apocrine gland bearing areas. It appears mainly in women, in the second and third decade of life. Objective To present 2 cases of patients with prepuberal HS. Case 1 A 10-year old female, Tanner stage I-II and obesity. History of 4 months of evolution with bilateral recurrent groin lesions that occasionally drain pus; HS Hurley stage I was diagnosed, and topical antibiotics and nutritional management were prescribed, with a good response. Case 2 A 10 years old female, Tanner stage I-II and obesity. Since the age of 6 years, recurrent episodes of lesions in the inner side of the left thigh were observed, and multiple antibiotics with poor response were prescribed. HS Hurley stage I was diagnosed, and photodynamic therapy and nutritional management were used, with good response. Conclusions The etiology of HS is unclear. Usually the presentation at early age is associated with a family history and more extensive compromise in the future. Treatment is difficult and depends on each case and severity.

Keywords : Hidradenitis suppurativa; Prepubertal; Treatment.

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