Could you take a moment to answer a few questions to help researchers?

The purpose of this survey is to gather information regarding patients’ experiences with Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) self-lancing, defined as pricking, piercing, or cutting open an HS lesion with a sharp object without medical supervision. Currently, there is a lack of formal recommendation for patients and medical providers to follow regarding potential risks and benefits associated with self-lancing. The data obtained from this survey will be used in conjunction with provider survey data to formulate a statement and/or guideline for both providers and patients to reference in regard to self-lancing.

Affiliations of investigators:
Dr. Noah Goldfarb is the primary investigator on this research study – Dr. Goldfarb is a staff physician at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center in the departments of Internal Medicine and Dermatology. He is also an assistant professor at the University of Minnesota. Claire Herzog and Lindsey Greenlund are the student investigators on this research study. Claire and Lindsey are students at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Funding source:
This research study does not require funding.

IRB or similar approval:
This study has met the criteria for exemption from IRB review. This was determined on 5/23/2022 by the University of Minnesota Institutional Review Board. Please contact Noah Goldfarb () with any additional questions regarding this.