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Quality of life in hidradenitis suppurativa: an update

Chernyshov, Pavel V., Finlay, Andrew Y., Tomas-Aragones, Lucia, Poot, Francoise, Sampogna, Francesca, Marron, Servando E., Zemskov, Sergey V., Abeni, Damiano, Tzellos, Thrasyvoulos, Szepietowski, Jacek C. and Zouboulis, Christos C. 2021. Quality of life in hidradenitis suppurativa: an update. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18 (11) , 6131. 10.3390/ijerph18116131

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Knowledge on hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa (HS) is rapidly increasing. HS has a profound impact on patients and their family life. Several factors, such as comorbidities, unemployment and HS severity, make this impact even more severe. The most widely used instrument to measure this impact is the dermatology-specific DLQI. We also identified six HS-specific health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments. Of them, HIDRAdisk, HSIA, HiSQOL and HSQoL-24 are better validated but there is still lack of experience of its use. Several treatment methods showed positive effect on patients’ HRQoL. Surgery remains a method with a substantial positive effect on HRQoL. Several studies confirming a positive effect of adalimumab on the HRQoL of patients with HS were published during the last three years. Data on the influence of several other biologics on HRQoL of HS patients are controversial or based on studies with a small number of patients.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
Additional Information: This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// 4.0/
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 1660-4601
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 13 September 2021
Date of Acceptance: 3 June 2021
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2021 09:45

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