Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, non-contagious skin disease that causes acne-like boils to form in folds of skin, particularly in the axilla and groin areas. In this video series, Drs. Jerry Bagel, Donnica Moore, Lauren Orenstein, and George Han sit down to discuss the impact that HS has on quality of life, how specialty physicians can work together for improved outcomes, clinical trials, and the roles of biologics and other therapies.
Jacob W. Charny, MD; Caroline A. Nelson, MD; Mark Mochel, MD; Douglas J. Pugliese, MD, MPH
A 54-year-old woman called her primary care provider to report a painful pink nodule on the left wrist 1 week after sustaining thorn injuries while weeding in her garden. Physical examination revealed 3 tender erythematous nodules in a linear distribution on the left arm with crusting at the incision and drainage site and painful left axillary lymphadenopathy.