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Exp Dermatol


Background: There has been so much progress in hidradenitis suppurativa across the world.

Objectives: The focus of this talk will be the American contributions to this effort but very few of these efforts involve any one nation.

Methods/Results: Updates from American institutions will be provided with a focus on immunology, the microbiome, genetics, outcome measures, antibiotics, biologics, lasers, surgery multidisciplinary clinics, big data and support groups. Updates about the efforts of the American HS foundation will also be discussed.

Conclusion: There is much to celebrate about the advances in HS across the world. North America and the United States are doing their part to reduce the suffering of our patients and their families. However, no one country can help make the strides that are needed. Our American groups recognize that we are partners with the EHSF and countries across the world in this effort.



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