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Research Letter
January 13, 2021

Pregnancy in Hidradenitis Suppurativa—Patient Perspectives and Practice Gaps

Author Affiliations
  • 1Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 2Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 3Department of Dermatology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 4Department of Medicine, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
JAMA Dermatol. Published online January 13, 2021. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2020.5162

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that is disproportionately prevalent among women of reproductive age.1 Inflammatory conditions such as systemic vasculitis and systemic lupus erythematosus during pregnancy have adverse outcomes, including increased preterm birth and pregnancy loss.2 Yet, few data regarding the implications of HS for pregnancy are available, limiting the ability to counsel and deliver care to women with HS.3 Results of this survey study characterize the perspectives and practice gaps related to pregnancy and childbirth among female patients with HS.

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