Australian Researchers Identify Connection Between Hidradenitis Suppurativa & Metabolic Syndrome

Jun 6, 2019 | Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Metabolic Disease

A large group of prominent Australian researchers conducted a comprehensive meta-analysis study of Hidradenitis Suppurativa and its potential association with Metabolic Syndrome. TrialSite News has a significant reader community interested in Hidradenitis Suppurativa. Many live in incredible discomfort (if not pain) with this horrible condition. A cure is needed.

The collaborative, Australian research team conducted a meta-analysis of case-control studies, seeking to ascertain if hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), a chronic systemic inflammatory skin disease, is independently correlated with metabolic syndrome. According to PRISMA guidelines, a systematic review and meta-analysis were conducted.

Six case-controlled studies were identified for meta-analysis. Adult cases of HS were significantly correlated with metabolic syndrome on unadjusted analysis.  According to this pooled analysis of existing case-control studies, an association between HS and metabolic syndrome was supported, and this relationship should be recognized by clinicians treating HS patients.

TrialSite News has connected our readers who may struggle with hidradenitis suppurativa with medical professionals. We would be happy to facilitate an introduction to any readers interested in connecting with Dr. Phan

Lead Research/Investigators

Kevin Phan, MD, Department of Dermatology, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia



  1. Deanna Mckellar

    Hi. I’ve been suffering form HS since I was 8 and I live in the UK is it possible for u to give me an email address of Dr Phan as I can’t make it to Australia??

    Many thanks Deanna

    • Toni

      I am a HS suffer for 10+ years now, can I please have an email address to contact Dr Phan?

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