Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a painful and psychologically distressing disease that requires early diagnosis and treatment. Join Dr Joslyn Kirby and explore:
- Diagnostic techniques and the essential need for earlier diagnosis
- Pathophysiological mechanisms and the burden of HS in our animation
- Video interviews on current and future treatments with Dr Joslyn Kirby
Meet Olivia in our animated patient case study below and learn about the importance of staying up to date on the latest developments in HS, the impact of this burdensome disease, and the shifting treatment landscape.
What is known about the complex pathophysiology of hidradenitis suppurativa? Discover the latest research uncovering the mechanisms behind this burdensome disease as well as the prevalence, symptoms, need for early diagnosis, and treatments currently available for HS. Also discover how an understanding of pathophysiology has led to the identification of multiple investigational therapeutic targets for hidradenitis suppurativa. This Learning Zone has been developed by EPG Health with expert insights provided by Dr Joslyn Kirby.
Note: Olivia is a theoretical patient case for educational purposes only1.
Meet the expert
Dr Joslyn Kirby
Dr. Kirby is a dermatologist and clinician-researcher at Penn State Hershey. She earned her medical degree from the University of Virginia, then completed her Dermatology Residency at the University of Pennsylvania. In her clinical and research work, she is interested in acneiform conditions, especially, hidradenitis suppurativa, including its effects on people, outcome measurement, and pathomechanisms. She is the principal investigator of a number of clinical research trials.
Developed by EPG Health for Medthority. This content has been developed independently of the sponsor Novartis Pharma AG, who have had no editorial input into the content. EPG Health received unrestricted educational funding from the sponsor in order to help provide its healthcare professional members with access to the highest quality medical and scientific information, education and associated relevant content.