hidradenitis suppurativa

Therapies for hidradenitis suppurativaAlthough hidradenitis suppurativa is a disease that is extremely impactful and burdensome several medical therapies have been proven to be effective and safe.
Therapies for hidradenitis suppurativaTNF inhibitors adalimumab and infliximab have evidence-based efficacy for the treatment of hidradentitis suppurativa (HS). Anti-interleukin inhibitors ustekinumab and anakinra also being evaluated in small studies for treatment of HS. Antibiotics, hormones, retinoids, steroids and laser therapies directly targeting the lesions round out an effective treatment plan for HS patients.
Combined therapy targets inflammationResearchers treated a small cohort with two anti-inflammatory drugs and saw a significant improvement in clinical manifestations of disease. Further data showed the approach safely maintained results.
HS treatment requires multipronged approach
HS treatment requires multipronged approachEvidence supports combined treatments to target the many factors tied to hidradenitis suppurativa. See one expert's recommendations.