A Comprehensive Guide to Hidradenitis Suppurativa - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780323777247

A Comprehensive Guide to Hidradenitis Suppurativa

1st Edition

Authors: Vivian Shi Jennifer Hsiao Michelle Lowes Iltefat Hamzavi
Hardcover ISBN: 9780323777247
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 20th October 2021
Page Count: 368

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Despite being a relatively straightforward clinical diagnosis, recognition of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is highly variable, and clinical management is challenging and complex. Written by the world’s leading experts in HS, A Comprehensive Guide to Hidradenitis Suppurativa brings together up-to-date scientific evidence on the diagnosis, patho-mechanisms, comorbidities, and multi-faceted medical and surgical interventions for this debilitating condition—in one convenient reference.

Table of Contents

1 Historic Perspectives
2 Epidemiology
3 Clinical Manifestations and Phenotypes
4 Differential Diagnosis
5 Histopathology
6 Imaging Modalities
7 Clinical Evaluation
8 Comorbidities and Systemic Associations
9 Disease Complications
10 Follicular Occlusion and Inflammation
11 Microbiome
12 Genetics and Epigenetics
13 Disease Evaluation & Outcome Measures
14 Overview and Comparison of Management Guidelines
15 Topical Therapeutics
16 Systemic Antibiotics
17 Non-Antibiotic Systemic Therapeutics for HS
18 Targeted Therapeutics: Biologics, Small Molecules
19 Pain and Itch Control
20 Wound Care
21 Quality of Life
22 Office-Based Non-Excision Procedures
23 Surgical Excisions for Hidradenitis Suppurativa
24 Office-based excision for hidradenitis suppurativa: a surgeon's decades-long experience
25 Laser and Light-Based Treatments
26 Other Procedural Treatments
27 Lifestyle Modifications
28 Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
29 Pediatrics
30 Skin of Color
31 Hidradenitis Suppurativa in Women
32 HS Action Plan
32 HS Multi-Disciplinary Approach
33 HS Support Groups
34 Pipeline Therapeutics
35 The Future


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About the Authors

Vivian Shi

Dr. Vivian Shi is the Director of Clinical Trials and the Eczema Specialty Clinic at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Her research and clinical interests are in complex inflammatory skin conditions, skin barrier repair, transepidermal drug delivery, and integrative dermatology. She was an integral part of the team of researchers characterizing the pathophysiology of atopic dermatitis using a transgenic interleukin-4 mouse model of atopic dermatitis. She has published over 150 peer-reviewed articles, and is on the speaker’s bureau and the steering committee for the U.S. National Eczema Association and is a faculty member of the International Eczema Council. She has served as the principal investigator for numerous industry-sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical and translational studies in eczematous conditions. She regularly speaks in national and international conferences on atopic dermatitis and inflammatory skin conditions. Additionally, she is the recipient of the several prestigious awards and grants.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.

Jennifer Hsiao

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology, Director, Hidradenitis Suppurativa Specialty Clinic, University of California, Los Angeles, California

Michelle Lowes

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Clinical Investigation, The Laboratory for Investigative Dermatology, Rockefeller University, New York, New York

Iltefat Hamzavi

Affiliations and Expertise

Henry Ford Hospital, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Dermatology, Wayne State University SOM; President, HS Foundation, Detroit, Michigan