Dermatologic Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Impact on Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Brinda Chellappan, Daniel Dang Quoc Nguyen, Paige Hoyer, Lindy Ross

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Abstract

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that most commonly affects women of childbearing age. The symptoms of the disease are managed with a multitude of topical and systemic medications. The course of HS changes during pregnancy, and some women can experience postpartum flares. Thus, it is important to be aware of how pregnancy may alter the treatment plan for women and impact their choice to breastfeed. The following review summarizes medical management for HS and its safety during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)160-162
Number of pages3
JournalCutis
Volume109
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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