Hidradenitis Suppurativa USA


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Information for Medical Professionals


"Unfortunately, the treatments most commonly used today are the least effective and can be positively harmful. Incising a non-fluctuant boil is only going to make matters worse and should be avoided. Excising an acute inflammatory lesion and closing the resulting wound primarily is also wrong as there is a very high rate of, often immediate, recurrences in such cases (approximately 80% recurrences). (17, 18) When excision is performed, healing should be by secondary intention. Another frequent mistake is to prescribe penicillins or short courses of other antibiotics. Virtually every patient with at least moderately severe HS will testify to the fact that short courses of antibiotics on their own are unhelpful. What is worse is that many patients who are prescribed such treatments feel 'fobbed off' with less than useful medication and ultimately end up turning their backs on the medical profession. Such a step is crucial as many of these patients feel unable to confide their problems to anyone other than a general practitioner or specialist."


Accutane does not cure Hidradenitis Suppurativa!

** Links to Medical Journals, Medical Research, Clinical Trials are listed below**


 Dr. Von der Werth

hidradenitis suppurativa - Jan von der Werth

Dermatology In Practice Journal 

Dermatology in Practice, Volume 9, Number 3

Sebaceous Glands

S Clin RepSebaceous gland number and volume is significantly reduced in uninvolved hair follicles from patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa - Kamp - British Journal of Dermatology - Wiley Online Library 

Dactylitis with HS

HS Clin Rep Dactylitis as a first manifestation of arthritis associated with hidradenitis suppurativa Fioravanti A, Flori ML, Guidelli GM, Giordano N - Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol

HS a review of cause and treatment: 

HS Clin Rep Hidradenitis suppurativa: a review of cause and tr... [Curr Opin Infect Dis. 2010] - PubMed result

Acitretin Therapy long term therapy result:

HS Clin Rep Long-term results of acitretin therapy for hidradenitis suppurativa. Is acne inversa also a misnomer? - Boer - 2010 - British Journal of Dermatology - Wiley Online Library

HS and Zinc Salts effective in treating HS

 HS Clin Rep Zinc Salts Effective In Treating Verneuil's Disease (hidradenitis Suppurativa)

HS, a tissue saving surgical technique

HS Clin Rep Deroofing: A tissue-saving surgical technique for the treatment of mild to moderate hidradenitis suppurativa lesions