hidradenitis suppurativa

Wound healing and the HS patientPatients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) need wound care not only after surgery, to address HS scarring and tunneling from sinus tracts; they also need ongoing wound care for lesions that might be draining, says one dermatologist.
May Clinical Considerations for NPs, PAsThis month, we take a look at a treatment approach to hidradenitis suppurativa, the impact of atopic dermatitis on pediatric patients and a way to prevent mycosis fungoides progression.
Hidradenitis suppurativa in children: What derms need to knowHidradenitis suppurativa can impact children and teens physically and emotionally. A dermatologist explains potential differences between pediatric and adult HS.
Creating the virtual HS multispecialty clinicExpert dermatologist describes how to create the virtual multispecialty clinic to address the complex needs of hidradenitis suppurativa.
Nonablative technologies and the HS patientNonablative lasers, which are essentially modified hair removal lasers, offer treatment benefits for HS patients with stage 1 or stage 2 disease, according to dermatologist.
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.