Can HS Be Cured?
We’ve got the answer to the most frequently asked question about HS.
Christopher Sayed, M.D., associate professor of dermatology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, addresses the most frequently asked question about HS.
With HS, the goal is typically to control as opposed to cure. There are instances where the disease is very stable. If patients are doing some focused surgical procedures or aggressive medical management over a period of time, the disease can go into a long-term remission or essentially can be cured for certain patients.
For the majority of the patients, it is a matter of controlling the disease very tightly to try to make it have as minimally of a negative impact on quality of life as possible. We can do that effectively, but it is hard right now just to give somebody a one-time medicine, or a six-month course of medicine, and say that they're going to be clear of disease forever.