How effective is surgical intervention for hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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With rare exceptions, surgical intervention is sufficient to stop the disease. [59] Shame, frustration, and despair may cause patients to delay radical surgical procedures.

No single treatment has shown overwhelmingly positive outcomes. [60]

Spontaneous resolution is rare. [7]


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