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Winter 2008, Vol. 16 No. 4

Hong Kong J. Dermatol. Venereol. (2008) 16, 206-210


Case Report

A Chinese man with chronic recalcitrant hidradenitis suppurativa successfully treated with infliximab

CK Kwan 關志強 and LY Chong 莊禮賢

Abstract
A 31-year-old Chinese male suffered from recalcitrant hidradenitis suppurativa for seven years causing disfiguring scars over the face and intertriginous areas, particularly the axillae and groins. Multiple medical treatments and surgical operation were tried but in vain. Infliximab infusion led to significant improvement. To our best knowledge, this is the first Chinese patient with hidradenitis suppurativa treated with infliximab in Hong Kong.