How dermatologists can help lessen the burden of hidradenitis suppurativa

Below is an amazing article from the American Academy of Dermatology, written by the founder of the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Institute: The disturbing cry I often hear from new patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), also called acne inversa, is: “I’m so discouraged. I’ve seen multiple doctors and I’ve tried many treatments without success. Sometimes I just want…

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Living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin condition. It is characterized by abscesses, blackheads, inflammation, lesions and scarring. HS forms painful clusters around the arm pits, the anal area, and the groin. It occurs in places where sweat glands are present, or other skin-to-skin contact areas such as under the breast or even the folds…

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa Scoring Systems

Scoring systems are used in medicine to facilitate the comparison of one individual to another, and to evaluate effects of therapies. Hidradenitis Suppurativa is especially challenging because of the wide variability in patient manifestations. A consistent system is desirable however, and would be especially important in the goal to align treatment according to specific patient…

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