Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2024, Vol. 57 ›› Issue (3): 283-286.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20210236

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Severity assessment criteria for acne inversa/hidradenitis suppurativa

Ma Xiao1, Li Chengrang1, Wang Baoxi2, He Yanyan1, Xu Haoxiang1   

  1. 1Department of Dermatology, Hospital for Skin Diseases, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Nanjing 210042, China; 2Department of Dermatology, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing 100144, China
  • Received:2021-03-22 Revised:2021-12-06 Online:2024-03-15 Published:2024-03-04
  • Contact: He Yanyan;Xu Haoxiang;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China (82073471, 81703148, 81472905); CAMS Innovation Fund for Medical Sciences (2016-I2M-1-003, 2021-I2M-1-001)

Abstract: 【Abstract】 The degree of severity varies greatly among different patients with acne inversa(AI)/hidradenitis suppurativa(HS), and disease severity usually determines treatment strategies. There have been a number of severity assessment criteria for AI/HS, such as the Hurley grading system, Sartorius score, HS severity index, etc., which have been widely used in clinical classification and research and have shown clinical guiding significance. However, limitations still exist in some criteria, such as low sensitivity for efficacy evaluation, limited application range, etc. This review introduces several severity assessment criteria for AI/HS that have been proposed in recent years, aiming to better evaluate the disease and carry out graded treatment.

Key words: Hidradenitis suppurativa, Severity of illness index, Severity assessment criteria