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Alexithymia affects patients with hidradenitis suppurativa Volume 28, issue 4, July-August 2018

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1 Dermatology Department, University of Pisa, Via Roma 67, 56126 Pisa, Italy
2 Institute of Dermatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
3 Department of Dermatology, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, Viale Oxford 81, 00133 Rome, Italy
4 Department of Internal Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Agostino Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
5 Department of Diabetes, King's College, London, UK
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  • Key words: acne inversa, alexithymia, comorbidity, hidradenitis suppurativa, psychiatric disorder
  • DOI : 10.1684/ejd.2018.3368
  • Page(s) : 482-7
  • Published in: 2018

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease with prevalence rates ranging from 0.045% to 4% in various countries, more prominently occurring in women (with a female:male ratio of 3:1) [1, 2]. HS is clinically characterized by boiling, painful, inflamed, deep-seated nodules, abscesses, and draining fistulas, which occur in apocrine gland-bearing areas of the body, including the axillae, groin, genital-anal region, breasts, and buttocks [3]. The chronic inflammatory process [...]