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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Key PointsQuestionHow has the diagnosis and treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) recently changed? FindingsWeight reduction is important for obese patients. Drug treatment usually begins with systemic antibiotics although this approach is based on clinical experience rather than through randomized clinical trials. Adalimumab is the first drug specifically approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of HS, but other biologics are useful. Newer surgical approaches include skin tissue–sparing excision with electrosurgical peeling (STEEP) and carbon dioxide laser evaporation. MeaningHidradenitis suppurativa has a new array of medical and surgical treatments to facilitate its treatment. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2017 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.2017.16691
pmid
29183082
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionHow has the diagnosis and treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) recently changed? FindingsWeight reduction is important for obese patients. Drug treatment usually begins with systemic antibiotics although this approach is based on clinical experience rather than through randomized clinical trials. Adalimumab is the first drug specifically approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of HS, but other biologics are useful. Newer surgical approaches include skin tissue–sparing excision with electrosurgical peeling (STEEP) and carbon dioxide laser evaporation. MeaningHidradenitis suppurativa has a new array of medical and surgical treatments to facilitate its treatment.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 28, 2017

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