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Review Article Pages 23-33
Abstract: Hidradenitis suppurativa is a debilitating chronic skin disease often failure to recognise by healthcare
professionals with an average of diagnostic delay of seven years, that has resulted in misdiagnosis and mismanagement
of many patients. Knowledge of the pathogenesis is limited, although it seems to be associated with follicular obstruction,
follicular rupture and an associated immune response. The inflammatory cascade leads to recurrent abscesses,
suppurative dermal tunnels and fibrosis.
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Original Article Pages 21-22
Abstract: Keloids are benign fibroblastic tumors of the skin, due to aberrant tissue remodeling in predisposed individuals. Although the pathogenesis is unknown, keloids are a common concern in dermatology. While numerous treatment options exist, the use of intralesional corticosteroids has endured the test of time as an effective and safe modality for management.
Case Report Pages 18-20
Abstract: Satellite and in-transit melanoma represent the metastasis of cutaneous melanoma along lymphatics between the primary lesion and the regional lymph nodes. In-transit melanoma often presents as a reoccurrence of previously resected melanoma, and as such is associated with a poorer prognosis than primary melanoma.