Title

Hemoglobin as an indicator of disease activity in severe hidradenitis suppurativa.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-10-2018

Publication Title

International journal of dermatology

Abstract

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disorder with recurrent episodes of pain, drainage, abscess formation, and scarring in intertriginous regions.1 We describe two cases of anemia in advanced HS and review the literature. These anemic patients were treated with the broad‐spectrum intravenous antibiotic ertapenem for HS flares2 with parallel improvement in clinical symptoms and an increase in hemoglobin levels. Research on anemia in HS remains limited and inconclusive.3, 4 These cases support the possible role of hemoglobin as a measure of disease severity in HS patients and an objective measure to assess response to treatment.

PubMed ID

30094834

ePublication

ePub ahead of print

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