Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Clinic
We are at the forefront of Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) therapeutics. Our experienced dermatologists are at the cutting edge of clinical research, providing you will have access to novel and alternative investigational therapy options.
What is HS?
HS is a chronic inflammatory condition that usually affects skin folds. It presents as bumps, cysts and abscesses in the armpits, groin, buttocks, under the breast, and the back of the neck. Lesions come and go, and they can be tender, drain “pus-like” material, scar, and/or create tracts under the skin.
What causes HS?
There are multiple factors that contribute to the development of HS such as genetics and environment. Originally, HS was thought to be caused by bacteria with a defect in the sweat glands, but now understand the problem is with the clogging of the hair follicle causing an inflammatory reaction.