Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease that is characterized by painful and suppurating lesions. Herein, we report a case of severe HS that was refractory to multiple treatments but responded rapidly to anakinra injections.
Section Editor: Edward W. Cowen, MD, MHSc; Assistant Section Editors: Murad Alam, MD; Ruth Ann Vleugels, MD
Accepted for Publication: May 12, 2013.Corresponding Author: Kian Zarchi, MD, Department of Dermatology, Roskilde Hospital, Koegevej 7-13, 4000, Roskilde, Denmark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Published Online: August 21, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2013.5377.
Acquisition of data: All authors.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Zarchi, Jemec.
Drafting of the manuscript: Zarchi, Dufour.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Dufour, Jemec.
Obtained funding: Jemec.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Dufour, Jemec.
Study supervision: Jemec.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None reported.
Additional Contributions: We thank the patient who made this report possible.