Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) may first be seen in a wide range of care settings, including primary care offices, at the pediatrician, in consultation with an obstetrician or gynecologist (OB/GYN), or in the emergency room.1-3
Close collaboration with healthcare professionals specializing in dermatology is preferred given their experience in working with and treating more complex skin diseases. Holistic management of an HS patient may require the intervention of different disciplines and healthcare professionals, ranging from mental health to surgery.1-3
HS Specialist: Dermatologist; NP or PA in Dermatology
Primary Care Physician/Pediatrician
Wound Care Specialist
1. Lockwood SJ, Prens LM, Porter ML, Kimball AB. Treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa. In: Kimball AB, Jemec GBE, eds. Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Disease Primer. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing AG; 2017:39-51. 2. Menter A. Recognizing and managing comorbidities and complications in hidradenitis suppurativa. Semin Cutan Med Surg. 2014;33(suppl 3):S54-S56. 3. Woodruff CM, Charlie AM, Leslie KS. Hidradenitis suppurativa: a guide for the practicing physician. Mayo Clin Proc. 2015;90(12):1679-1693.