The Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) Clinic treats patients suffering from HS, an inflammatory skin disorder that affects up to 1% of the U.S. population.
HS affects hair follicles, most often in the armpits, under the breasts, the groin, and buttocks. It begins as recurrent pimple-like bumps or cysts that can become painful and rupture, leaking a smelly fluid. If left untreated, HS can develop into scars and tunnel-like tracks under the skin. The HS Clinic at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) is led by Dr. Natalie Villa.
What to expect from your appointment
Review of medical history and physical exam
A thorough review of your health history and outside records, including prior blood tests and skin biopsies, if applicable, will be performed, as well as a medical examination of your skin to determine disease severity.
Your dermatologist may order additional blood work to evaluate the safety of systemic medications.
More information about Hidradenitis Suppurativa
These organizations have additional details about this disease.
Appointments and referrals
Ask your dermatologist for a referral to the HS Clinic. Our clinic is typically scheduled on the second Monday of the month between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.