Photodynamic Therapy for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

  • Michael H. Gold


Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic, often suppurative dermatologic disorder that has been shown to principally affect apocrine gland-bearing skin. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a disease that has often been misdiagnosed, not adequately studied by clinical researchers, and often not appropriately treated by clinicians. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a difficult to treat dermatologic disorder. ALA-PDT and MAL-PDT can be used to improve the lives of those affected with hidradenitis suppurativa.


Sinus Tract Dermatologic Life Quality Index Hidradenitis Suppurativa Apocrine Gland Drug Incubation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Gold Skin Care Center, Tennessee Clinical Research CenterNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyVanderbilt University School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of NursingNashvilleUSA

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