Treatment Guidelines for Medical Providers

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a chronic, debilitating, inflammatory disease, which affects up to 1% of the U.S. population. The following guidelines are based on current evidence and practice trends, emphasizing the role of dermatologists in treatment recommendations.

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Publications on HS

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Wound Care for Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Recommendations of an international panel of experts

Authors:  Divya Chopra, MD, Nimay Anand, MD, Shandi Brito, PA-C, Patricia M. Coutts, RN, IIWCC, Ralph George, MD, Alexa Kimball, MD, MPH, Robert Kirsner, MD, PhD, Afsaneh Alavi, MD, Hadar Lev-Tov, MD, MAS

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology: July 22, 2023

doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2023.07.1037

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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Diagnosis and Management in the Emergency Department

Authors: Martin Okun, MD, PhD; Avram Flamm, DO; Elizabeth Barrall Werley, MD; Joslyn Kirby, MD, MS, MEd

Journal of Emergency Medicine: August 12, 2022 Open Access

doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2022.08.001

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A Comprehensive Guide to Hidradenitis Suppurativa, 1st Edition

Authors: Vivian Y. Shi, MD; Jennifer L. Hsiao, MD; Michelle Lowes, MBBS, PhD; Iltefat Hamzavi, MD

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Diagnosing and Managing Hidradenitis Suppurativa in Pediatrics

Authors: Erin Collier, MD; Muskaan Sachdeva, BHSc; Shahram Yazdani, MD; Marcia Hogeling, MD; Martin Okun, MD; Haley Naik, MD, Michelle Lowes, MBBS, PhD, Jennifer Hsiao, MD; and Vivian Shi, MD.

Pediatric Annals: Volume 51, No. 3, 2022

doi: 10.3928/19382359-20220222-02

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Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccination in Hidradenitis Suppurativa Patients: A Modified Delphi Consensus of Experts

Authors: Vivian Shi, MD; Afsaneh Alavi, MD; Haley Naik, MD; John Frew, MBBS, MMed, Joslyn Kirby, MD; Christopher Sayed, MD; Jennifer Hsaio, MD; Devea De, MD, Jonathan Rick, MD; and Terri Shih, MD.

Skin Appendage Disorders Research Article: January 2022

doi: 10.1159/000521268

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Biologic Therapy is not Associated with Increased COVID-19 Severity in Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Initial Findings from the Global Hidradenitis Suppurativa COVID-19 Registry

Authors: Haley B. Naik, MD, MHSc; Raed Alhusayen, MBBS, MSCE, FAAD; John Frew, MBBS, MMed, MSc, FACD; Sandra Guilbault, BS; Nancy K. Hills, PhD; John R. Ingram, MRCP, MSc, FRCP; Margaret V. Kudlinkski, BS; Michelle A. Lowes, MBBS, Phd, FACD; Angelo Valerio Marzano, MD; Maia Paul, MPH; Bente Villumsen, MSc; Christine A. Yannuzzi, BA

Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology: January 2022 - Volume 86 - Issue 1 - p249-252

doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2021.09.016

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Diagnosis and Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa in Women

Authors: Erin K. Collier, MPH; Ram K. Parvateneni, MD, MPH; Michelle A Lowes, MBBS, PhD, Haley B. Naik, MD, MHSc; Martin M. Okun, MD, PhD, Vivian Y. Shi, MD; Jennifer L. Hsiao, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology: January 2021 - Volume 224 - Issue 1 - p54-61

doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2020.09.036

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Plastic Surgical Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Authors: Erin M. Taylor, MD; Ryoko Hamaguchi, BS; Kimberly M. Kramer, MPH; Alexa B. Kimball, MD, MPH; Dennis P. Orgill, MD, PhD

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: 

doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000007677

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Clinical Epidemiology and Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Authors: Christopher J. Sayed, MD; Jennifer L. Hsiao, MD; Martin M. Okun, MD, PhD; for the Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation Women's Health Subcommittee

Obstetrics & Gynecology: April 2021 - Volume 137 - Issue 4 - p 731-746

doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000004321

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Comorbidity screening in hidradenitis suppurativa: Evidence-based recommendations from the US and Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundations

Authors: Amit Garg, MD; Neeta Malviya, MD; Andrew Strunk, MA; Shari Wright, BS; Afsaneh Alavi, MD; Raed Alhusayen, MBBS, MSCE, FRCPC; Ali Alikhan, MD; Steven D. Daveluy, MD; Isabelle Delorme, MD, FRCPC; Noah Goldfarb, MD; Wayne Gulliver, MD; Iltefat Hamzavi, MD; Tarannum Jaleel, MD; Alexa B. Kimball, MD, MPH; Joslyn S. Kirby, MD, MEd, MS; Mark G. Kirchhof, MD, PhD, FRCPC; Janice Lester, MLIS; Hadar Lev-Tov, MD; Michelle A. Lowes, MD, PhD; Robert Micheletti, MD; Lauren A. Orenstein, MD; Vincent Piguet, MD, PhD, FRCP; Christopher Sayed, MD; Jerry Tan, MD, FRCP; Haley B. Naik, MD, MHSc

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