Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic skin condition that can cause painful bumps and sores on the skin and range in severity from mild to severe. HS is more common in people with Down syndrome. In May 2022, the U.S. and Canadian Hidradenitis Suppurativa Foundations recommended that people with Down syndrome be screened annually for this condition. We have shared several resources below with information on HS in people with Down syndrome.
Two podcast episodes featuring Jillian Rork, MD, a dermatologist who provides care for people with Down syndrome. Hidradenitis suppurativa is discussed in part two.
Handout developed by the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.
A list of articles on HS and Down syndrome published in medical journals.
The Skin and Hair section of our online library has additional articles, as well as visuals and videos.