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Hidradenitis Suppurativa – from Pathogenesis to Treatment

Manuscript deadline
30 June 2024

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Piotr Krajewski, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland
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Hidradenitis Suppurativa – from Pathogenesis to Treatment

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory dermatosis affecting young adults and leading to the creation of deeply seated, inflammatory nodules, abscesses, tunnels, and mutilating scarring. This in consequence causes a significant decrease in the quality of life of the affected individuals. The pathogenesis of HS is complex and not fully understood. The diagnosis is based mostly on the clinical picture, however, due to the nature of the disease, it is frequently mistaken for other inflammatory disorders of the skin, which causes enormous delay in the diagnosis. Such a delay leads to the creation of non-reversible lesions, including inflammatory tunnels and scarring, which cannot be treated with conventional therapies and vast surgical interventions are necessary.

The diagnosis and treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) remain a challenge for physicians and dermatologist all over the world. The increased number of studies on the prevalence, pathogenesis, clinical picture, and treatment of this dermatosis indicate high necessity for further investigation and big interest in the topic. Moreover, the growing data on the prevalence of HS, which according to some studies may exceed 1-2% of the population imply that HS should not be treated as a rare condition, but rather a common inflammatory skin disorder.

For this Article Collection, the goal is to solicit submissions of any articles that offer valuable insights into the pathogenesis, clinical picture, and treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa, including but not limited to the subtopics highlighted below:

  • Pathogenesis to understand the development and progression of HS including immune responses and inflammatory pathways
  • Genetic factors associated with the development of HS and its occurrence within families
  • Risk factors for the development or exacerbation of HS
  • The role of the skin microbiome in HS
  • Diagnosis and biomarkers for HS
  • Therapeutic approaches for HS such antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications, and biologics
  • Surgery treatment for HS
  • Quality of life of patients with HS
  • Concomitant disorders – the association between HS and other conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease, metabolic disorders, and autoimmune diseases.

Annals of Medicine accepts the following types of articles:

  • Research Articles
  • Review Articles
  • Clinical Trials
  • Protocols
  • Case Series
  • Commentaries

When submitting your article, please select the section, ‘Dermatology’, and the Article Collection, ‘Hidradenitis Suppurativa – from Pathogenesis to Treatment’ from the drop-down menu on the submission system.

Please contact Sam Zhang at [email protected] with any queries and discount codes regarding this Article Collection.

Annals of Medicine is an online, open access, international journal publishing across all areas of medicine and is part of our Elevate Series. This means that you will receive a concierge-level publishing experience, including dedicated support from our expert in-house Editorial team, with guaranteed response times of within 48 hours, an initial decision on whether your article will be peer reviewed within 5 working days, and a first decision on your research within an average of 22 working days.

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