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Hidradenitis suppurativa at EADV 2022: Reimagining immunology to achieve a brighter future for patients

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Last updated: 17th Nov 2022
Published:17th Nov 2022

At the Novartis-sponsored hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) symposium ‘Hide & Seek’ at EADV 2022, experts covered a range of topics related to the management of HS and its impact on patients.

Dr Joslyn Kirby’s session focused on the patient, with Dr Barry McGrath providing insights into what it is like to live with hidradenitis suppurativa. Dr McGrath has lived with HS for over 30 years, and he openly shared his experience of the condition: from the frustrations of the delay in receiving a diagnosis, to its impacts on his life and the complexities in managing the condition in consultation with clinicians.

Dr Joslyn Kirby, Dr Philippe Guillem and Professor Christos C. Zouboulis then discussed the current state of HS management and future directions, with Professor Angelo Valerio Marzano moderating the session. This session highlighted European and North American treatment guidelines, when surgical options should be considered, and atypical lesions and severity assessment.

Watch video clips from the symposium to learn:

  • What’s new in hidradenitis suppurativa
  • Differences between the draft new European Guidelines and the North American Guidelines
  • Strategies to connect with your patients
  • When to consider surgery

Hidradenitis suppurativa: The long journey to diagnosis

How can physicians better connect with their patient?

European guidelines: old versus draft new guidelines
American guidelines

Potential future targets in HS treatment
Role and indications of surgery in HS

The negative impacts of hidradenitis suppurativa on a person's life

Q&A: Severity assessment and implications on management

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