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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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Dr. Wayne Gulliver accepts prestigious dermatology awardIn the News

Dr. Wayne Gulliver awarded international honors for Hidradenitis Suppurativa research

On February 6th, at the at 8th annual European Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundation Conference in Poland, Dr. Wayne Gulliver was bestowed the Dr. Albert Neisser Lecture Award for his pioneering research into the use of biologics for the treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa. “One of my Swedish colleagues said this is like the Nobel Prize of Dermatology,”…

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