What are the stages of Hidradenitis Suppurativa?
The stages of Hidradenitis Suppurativa are classified by Hurley’s three-stage system.
In the beginning stage of HS, patients may have one or more abscess, but they are not linked together like in the later stages of this condition, and at this point there is no scarring present.
When the patients abscesses start to pop up regularly, the abscesses tend to tunnel under the skin and connect with each other. This is known as sinus tract formation.
At this stage of HS, patients may experience the inability to move normally as sinus tract formation is extremely painful.
This stage of HS consists of the tunneled, connected abscesses covering large sections of the body. At this point, the sinus tracts become infected and cause extreme inflammation.