North American clinical management guidelines for hidradenitis suppurativa: A publication from the United States and Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundations: Part I: Diagnosis, evaluation, and the use of complementary and procedural management.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic inflammatory disorder affecting hair follicles, with profoundly negative impact on patient quality of life. Evidence informing ideal evaluation and management of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa is still sparse in many areas, but it has grown substantially in the last decade. Part I of this evidence-based guideline is presented to support health care practitioners as they select optimal management strategies, including diagnostic testing, comorbidity screening, and both complementary and procedural treatment options. Recommendations and evidence grading based on the evidence available at the time of the review are provided.

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Cited Authors

  • Alikhan, A; Sayed, C; Alavi, A; Alhusayen, R; Brassard, A; Burkhart, C; Crowell, K; Eisen, DB; Gottlieb, AB; Hamzavi, I; Hazen, PG; Jaleel, T; Kimball, AB; Kirby, J; Lowes, MA; Micheletti, R; Miller, A; Naik, HB; Orgill, D; Poulin, Y

Published Date

  • July 2019

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 81 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 76 - 90

PubMed ID

  • 30872156

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC9131894

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1097-6787

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jaad.2019.02.067


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States