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Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) Learning Zone
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Expert opinion

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Read time: 20 mins
Last updated:16th Sep 2021
Published:16th Sep 2021

Join Dr Joslyn Kirby, an expert in dermatology, and learn about the latest insights in hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Discover:

  • The impact, progression, and pathophysiology of HS
  • Unmet needs in HS diagnosis and treatment
  • Treatment options and the evolving treatment landscape

Expert opinion on hidradenitis suppurativa

Why is it important to know about the latest developments in HS?

Dr Joslyn Kirby

What is the physical and psychological impact of HS?

Dr Joslyn Kirby

How does HS develop from early to late stages?

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What treatment options are currently available for HS and is there a recommended treatment algorithm?

Dr Joslyn Kirby

What novel treatments are currently being investigated for HS?

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What is understood about the pathophysiology of HS?

Dr Joslyn Kirby

What are the factors that can influence the risk of developing HS?

Dr Joslyn Kirby

What are the major unmet needs in HS and why is it often underdiagnosed?

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How is recent research into HS helping the treatment landscape to evolve?

Dr Joslyn Kirby

Meet Dr Joslyn Kirby and hear about her expertise in HS

Dr Joslyn Kirby

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In our expert videos on hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) discover the burden of HS, including the psychosocial impact and severe HS symptoms like boils and cysts on the groin. Then explore the pathogenesis of HS from the overactive immune system to inflammatory cytokines that can lead to inflammation around the hair follicle. Also learn about the unmet needs in HS, such as the underdiagnosis of HS patients and the need for individualised treatments for HS.

Welcome: