hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic-relapsing inflammatory skin disease. It usually appears in the second and third decades, but a smaller proportion of patients develop late-onset HS. geriatric HS, defined as the persistence or the development of HS after the age of 65 years, has been poorly explored. this study aimed to investigate the clinical features, treatment management and response to therapies of HS elderly subjects (>= 65 years old). we designed a multicentric observational study, gathering data from seven Italian university hospitals. demographic and clinical data of HS patients aged over 65 years were collected at baseline, week 12 and week 24. overall, 57 elderly subjects suffering from HS were enrolled. at baseline, disease severity was predominantly moderate-to-severe, with 45.6% of patients classified as hurley III. the gluteal phenotype was the most frequently observed; it also appeared to affect patients' quality of life more than other phenotypes. gluteal involvement was detected in about half (49.1%) of cases and associated with severe stages of the disease. In terms of therapeutic response, hurley III patients showed the persistency of higher values of mean IHS4, DLQI, itch- and pain-NRS scores compared to hurley I/II. In conclusion, disease severity in this subpopulation appears high and treatment is often challenging.

Antonelli, F., Ippoliti, E., Rosi, E., Moltrasio, C., Malvaso, D., Botti, E., et al. (2023). Clinical Features and Response to Treatment in Elderly Subjects Affected by Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Cohort Study. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, 12(24) [10.3390/jcm12247754].

Clinical Features and Response to Treatment in Elderly Subjects Affected by Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Cohort Study

LUCA BIANCHI;
2023-01-01

Abstract

hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic-relapsing inflammatory skin disease. It usually appears in the second and third decades, but a smaller proportion of patients develop late-onset HS. geriatric HS, defined as the persistence or the development of HS after the age of 65 years, has been poorly explored. this study aimed to investigate the clinical features, treatment management and response to therapies of HS elderly subjects (>= 65 years old). we designed a multicentric observational study, gathering data from seven Italian university hospitals. demographic and clinical data of HS patients aged over 65 years were collected at baseline, week 12 and week 24. overall, 57 elderly subjects suffering from HS were enrolled. at baseline, disease severity was predominantly moderate-to-severe, with 45.6% of patients classified as hurley III. the gluteal phenotype was the most frequently observed; it also appeared to affect patients' quality of life more than other phenotypes. gluteal involvement was detected in about half (49.1%) of cases and associated with severe stages of the disease. In terms of therapeutic response, hurley III patients showed the persistency of higher values of mean IHS4, DLQI, itch- and pain-NRS scores compared to hurley I/II. In conclusion, disease severity in this subpopulation appears high and treatment is often challenging.
2023
Pubblicato
Rilevanza internazionale
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Esperti anonimi
Settore MED/35
English
Hurley stage
elderly
fistulas
hidradenitis suppurativa
phenotype
Antonelli, F., Ippoliti, E., Rosi, E., Moltrasio, C., Malvaso, D., Botti, E., et al. (2023). Clinical Features and Response to Treatment in Elderly Subjects Affected by Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Cohort Study. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, 12(24) [10.3390/jcm12247754].
Antonelli, F; Ippoliti, E; Rosi, E; Moltrasio, C; Malvaso, D; Botti, E; Abeni, D; Dini, V; Vittoria Cannizzaro, M; Bruni, M; Di Nardo, L; Concetta Far...espandi
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