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.
JAMA – American Medical Association
Published: Nov 28, 2017
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