Management of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa

Actas Dermosifiliogr. 2016 Sep;107 Suppl 2:32-42. doi: 10.1016/S0001-7310(17)30007-8.

Management of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.

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Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease with a high prevalence in the population. Treatment options are both medical and surgical. Medical treatment is based on the use of antibiotics, retinoids, and anti-inflammatory drugs, in which anti-TNFα agents (infliximab y adalimumab) play a central role in the treatment of moderate-to-severe HS and enjoy the highest level of scientific support. Currently, adalimumab is the only drug approved in the summary of product characteristics for the treatment of this disease. Due to the scarcity of clinical trials in HS, there is still no therapeutic guideline backed by solid evidence and the evidence for most drugs is low. However, early treatment in patients with HS would probably reduce the complications of this disease. This review analyses the distinct treatments used in this dermatological disease and provides a therapeutic algorithm with different treatment options.

Source: Management of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa. – PubMed – NCBI

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