Dermatology Online Journal
Squamous cell carcinoma of the perineum masquerading as necrotizing hidradenitis suppurativa
- Author(s): Harview, Christina L
- Truong, Allison K
- Worswick, Scott D
- Sarantopoulos, George P
- Hsiao, Jennifer L
- et al.
Many cases of superinfected hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) involve multiple species of bacteria, but gas-producing infections are rare and can complicate the clinical picture. Additionally, recognizing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) as a complication of longstanding HS is imperative. Herein, we present a unique case of a severe emphysematous HS that was initially mistaken for Fournier gangrene and eventually diagnosed as superinfected SCC.