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Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) Learning Zone
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HS Overview

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Read time: 100 mins
Last updated:16th Sep 2021
Published:16th Sep 2021

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a physically painful and psychologically distressing systemic disease. Explore:

  • The symptoms and immense burden in our interview with Dr Joslyn Kirby
  • Pathophysiological mechanisms in our infographics of early and advanced disease
  • Diagnostic techniques and the need for earlier diagnosis

HS epidemiology

Estimates of the prevalence of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) vary widely and are determined by the method of data collection1.

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HS symptoms

Explore how HS develops from early to late stages as well as the importance of engaging patients and finding the right treatment for every patient.

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HS burden of disease

Join Dr Joslyn Kirby to find out about the impact of hidradenitis suppurativa on patients and the large psychological burden they face.

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HS pathophysiology

Gain an overview of these complex pathophysiological mechanisms in our expert interview with Dr Joslyn Kirby.

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HS diagnosis

Join Dr Joslyn Kirby to discover the factors that can influence the risk of developing HS, including genetics and lifestyle.

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References

  1. Jemec GBE, Kimball AB. Hidradenitis suppurativa: Epidemiology and scope of the problem. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2015;73(5):S4–S7.
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