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Quality of Life in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Update

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Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Bogomolets National Medical University, 01601 Kiev, Ukraine
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Division of Infection and Immunity, School of Medicine, Cardiff University, Cardiff CF14 4XN, UK
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Department of Psychology, University of Zaragoza, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Erasme, 1070 Brussels, Belgium
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Clinical Epidemiology Unit, IDI-IRCCS, 00167 Rome, Italy
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Aragon Psychodermatology Research Group (GAI + PD), Department of Dermatology, University Hospital Miguel Servet, 50009 Zaragoza, Spain
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Department of General Surgery, Bogomolets National Medical University, 01601 Kiev, Ukraine
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Department of Dermatology, NLSH University Hospital, 8092 Bodø, Norway
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European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation e.V., 06847 Dessau, Germany
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Department of Dermatology, Venereology and Allergology, Wroclaw Medical University, 50-368 Wroclaw, Poland
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Departments of Dermatology, Venereology, Allergology and Immunology, Dessau Medical Center, Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane and Faculty of Health Sciences, 06847 Dessau, Germany
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Academic Editor: Paul B. Tchounwou
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(11), 6131; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18116131
Received: 29 April 2021 / Revised: 3 June 2021 / Accepted: 3 June 2021 / Published: 6 June 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Inflammatory Diseases and Its Impact on Quality of Life)
Knowledge on hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa (HS) is rapidly increasing. HS has a profound impact on patients and their family life. Several factors, such as comorbidities, unemployment and HS severity, make this impact even more severe. The most widely used instrument to measure this impact is the dermatology-specific DLQI. We also identified six HS-specific health-related quality of life (HRQoL) instruments. Of them, HIDRAdisk, HSIA, HiSQOL and HSQoL-24 are better validated but there is still lack of experience of its use. Several treatment methods showed positive effect on patients’ HRQoL. Surgery remains a method with a substantial positive effect on HRQoL. Several studies confirming a positive effect of adalimumab on the HRQoL of patients with HS were published during the last three years. Data on the influence of several other biologics on HRQoL of HS patients are controversial or based on studies with a small number of patients. View Full-Text
Keywords: hidradenitis suppurativa; quality of life; impact; treatment; biologics; surgery hidradenitis suppurativa; quality of life; impact; treatment; biologics; surgery
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Chernyshov, P.V.; Finlay, A.Y.; Tomas-Aragones, L.; Poot, F.; Sampogna, F.; Marron, S.E.; Zemskov, S.V.; Abeni, D.; Tzellos, T.; Szepietowski, J.C.; Zouboulis, C.C. Quality of Life in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Update. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 6131. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18116131

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Chernyshov PV, Finlay AY, Tomas-Aragones L, Poot F, Sampogna F, Marron SE, Zemskov SV, Abeni D, Tzellos T, Szepietowski JC, Zouboulis CC. Quality of Life in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Update. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(11):6131. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18116131

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Chernyshov, Pavel V., Andrew Y. Finlay, Lucia Tomas-Aragones, Francoise Poot, Francesca Sampogna, Servando E. Marron, Sergey V. Zemskov, Damiano Abeni, Thrasyvoulos Tzellos, Jacek C. Szepietowski, and Christos C. Zouboulis 2021. "Quality of Life in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: An Update" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 11: 6131. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18116131

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