A Systematic Review of Treatments for Hidradenitis Suppurativa
JAMA Dermatology, 05/09/2012
Evidence Based Medicine
Rambhatla PV et al. – Shown to be effective treatments for hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) were a clindamycin–rifampin combination regimen, a course of infliximab, monthly Nd:YAG laser sessions, and surgical excision and primary closure with a gentamicin sulfate–collagen sponge. Most therapies used to treat HS were supported by limited or weak scientific evidence. A treatment approach is presented based on the evidence and on clinical experience at the Follicular Disorders Clinic, Department of Dermatology, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, Michigan. This review emphasizes the need for large randomized controlled trials to evaluate treatment options for HS.