Dermatol Online J 2017 Nov 12;23(10). Epub 2017 Nov 12.
Department of Dermatology, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, California, Department of Biological Sciences, California State University-Sacramento, Sacramento, California.
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a recurrent inflammatory skin condition characterized by abscesses and boils, predominantly in the groin, armpit, and buttocks areas. HS is not a life-threatening condition, but severely impairs quality of life in those affected. Finding a successful treatment approach for HS has been challenging, in part because of the lack of a gold-standard treatment method, limited research-based information, and the nature of clinical variation in the disease. Read More