The Skin and Gut Microbiome in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Current Understanding and Future Considerations for Research and Treatment. Journal Article


Authors: Luck, ME; Tao, J; Lake, EP
Article Title: The Skin and Gut Microbiome in Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Current Understanding and Future Considerations for Research and Treatment.
Abstract: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory skin disease comprising painful abscesses, deep nodules, fistulas, and scarring predominantly in the axilla and groin. Bacterial colonization of HS lesions has been well characterized and may lead to chronic infection of lesions. While disease pathogenesis of HS is not fully understood, there is increasing evidence that microbial dysbiosis may be occurring in numerous locations, including the skin and gut. The skin-gut microbiome has been proposed as a mechanism by which inflammatory skin disorders, including HS, can be exacerbated. This is evidenced by HS patients being significantly more likely to develop inflammatory bowel disease as well as the well documented cutaneous manifestations in inflammatory bowel disease. In this review, we discuss the current literature regarding HS skin and gut microbiome research. Furthermore, we discuss further considerations for microbiome research in HS, including the potential role of bacterial metabolites in disease progression and future therapeutic avenues like probiotics.
Journal Title: American Journal of Clinical Dermatology
Publisher: Unknown  
Date Published: 2022