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Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic disease of a type of sweat gland.


Doctors + Care Team

Christine O. Urman, MD

Christine O. Urman, MD

Title(s): Dermatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Dermatology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-0156
Fax #: 617-636-9169

Medical and cosmetic dermatology

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David S. Feingold, MD

David S. Feingold, MD

Title(s): Dermatologist-in-Chief, Emeritus; Professor Emeritus, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Dermatology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-0156
Fax #: 617-636-9169

Cutaneous infections, medical dermatology

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David Rosmarin, MD

David Rosmarin, MD

Title(s): Dermatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Dermatology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-0156
Fax #: 617-636-8412

Medical dermatology

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Jeffrey M. Sobell, MD

Jeffrey M. Sobell, MD

Title(s): Dermatologist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Dermatology
Appt. Phone: 617-636-0156
Fax #: 617-636-8412

Medical dermatology, psoriasis, phototherapy

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Research + Clinical Trials


Open-label, Investigator-Initiated, Single Site Exploratory Trial Evaluating Cosentyx (Secukinumab) for Patients With Moderate-to-Severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa

The purpose of this study is to find out more about a drug call subcutaneous (injectable) secukinumab in people iwth hidranetis suppurativa. Secukinumab may be successful in treating hidranetis suppurativa because it is an injectable drug known as a "biologic" that blocks a specific molecule of the immune system called interleukin-7A. This molecule is increased in people with hidranetis suppurativa. By blocking interleukin-17A, we believe that secukinumab will help treat the lesions of hidranetis suppurativa.
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