Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, destructive, debilitating inflammatory skin disease characterized by recurrent, painful, deep-seated nodules and/or abscesses in intertriginous areas.1 It is also relatively common, with a reported prevalence as high as 1% to 4%.2,3 Nevertheless, HS has historically been an orphan disease, unclaimed by any specialty, owing, perhaps largely, to the treatment challenges it poses for physicians and the resulting nonadherence on the part of patients.
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