Hidradenitis Suppurativa Found Associated With Cytokine Storm

J Drugs Dermatol. 2024 May 1;23(5):e134-e136. doi: 10.36849/JDD.7860.


Background: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease that generates multiple cytokines. Here, we present an example of the cytokines forming a cytokine storm and its effects on the patient.

Case presentation: We report the case of a 55-year-old man who had severe but stable HS. Serum samples were collected from the patient and extraordinarily elevated cytokine concentrations were identified in the patient's serum.  Conclusion: Cytokine storms may be a condition associated with HS posing additional risk to patient survival. J Drugs Dermatol. 2024;23(5):e134-e136.     doi:10.36849/JDD.7860R1e.

Publication types

  • Editorial

MeSH terms

  • Cytokine Release Syndrome* / blood
  • Cytokine Release Syndrome* / diagnosis
  • Cytokine Release Syndrome* / etiology
  • Cytokine Release Syndrome* / immunology
  • Cytokines / blood
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa* / blood
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa* / complications
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa* / diagnosis
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa* / immunology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Severity of Illness Index


  • Cytokines