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Patient Relat Outcome Meas


An Update on Health-Related Quality of Life and Patient-Reported Outcomes in Hidradenitis Suppurativa.


Mac Mahon J, Kirthi S, Byrne N, O'Grady C, Tobin AM
Patient Relat Outcome Meas. 2020; 11:21-26.
PMID: 32104123.


Hidradenitis suppurativa is a common inflammatory skin condition which causes recurrent abscesses, sinuses and scarring in the axillae, groin and inframammary areas. As well as causing significant physical distress due to pain and discharge, the condition impacts psychological well-being with markedly impaired quality of life. Patients suffer pain, embarrassment and psychological distress with impairment of their work and intimate relationships marking it as one of the most distressing dermatological conditions. Numerous studies have documented markers of psychological distress encompassing the physical effects such as pain and itch, affects on mood and impaired function.