Taiwanese Dermatological Association (TDA) consensus recommendations for the definition, classification, diagnosis, and management of hidradenitis suppurativa

Yi Hua Liao, Chia Bao Chu, Chung yee Rosaline Hui, Cheng Yuan Li, Sheng Yao Lin, Han Chi Tseng, Yen Jen Wang, Jennifer Wu, Wei Wen Yu, Sheau Chiou Chao

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Abstract

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory follicular disease characterized by painful, recurrent, inflamed lesions most commonly occurring in the axillary, inguinal, and anogenital regions. HS can inflict immense physical and psychological impact on patients who suffer from this distressing disease. Management of HS generally requires combining various medical and procedural treatment modalities; however, the disease is often recalcitrant to conventional treatments. In light of recent evidence supporting the effectiveness of biologic agents in the treatment of HS, the Taiwanese Dermatological Association established an expert panel of nine dermatologists to develop consensus statements aimed to provide up-to-date evidence-based guidance in optimizing HS patient management in Taiwan. The recommendations described in the statements were summarized in a management algorithm in terms of general care, topical treatment, systemic treatment, and procedural treatment.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine

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