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My understanding of Auto-inflammatory vs. Autoimmune: What is the difference?

Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) an auto-inflammatory or autoimmune disease? With current knowledge, HS is considered more of an auto-inflammatory illness. Officially and technically, it has not been classified as an autoimmune disease but patients and doctors alike will commonly use the “autoimmune” term as shorthand, causing confusion and leading to debate between the two.  But…

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Accepting the HS Life

According to Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, there are Five Stages of Grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Her observations of – and work with – terminally ill patients led her to develop this concept. These same five stages can be applied to life with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS). Once HS is diagnosed, a new “normal” life…

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