Risk of metabolic syndrome doubles with hidradenitis suppurativa

But research has not yet established whether a causal relationship exists

Adults with hidradenitis suppurativa are at increased risk of metabolic syndrome, according to a systematic review from Australian dermatologists.

The research team, led by Dr Kevin Phan from Liverpool Hospital in Sydney, drew on data from six international case-control studies, finding the risk was doubled compared with other patients with psoriasis or the general population.