Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research

Journal of Clinical & Experimental Dermatology Research
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9554

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Interest of Brewer's Yeast-Exclusion Diet in the Management of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Colboc H, Fite C, Cannistra C, Chaby G, Maillard H, Bouscarat F, Crickx B, Gabison G, Ezzedine K, Descamps V and Resopso GEM

Background: Usual treatments are poorly effective in Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS).
Objectives: We prospectively evaluated the interest of brewer’s yeast exclusion diet in HS and its feasibility and acceptability
Methods: Patient and HS characteristics, associated treatment, adherence to the diet and weight evolution were evaluated in twenty patients for a 3-month-period by a double standardized questionnaire (patient and dermatologist)
Results: Compared to inclusion, pain (p=0.006), number of impaired days due to the disease within the previous month (p=0.007), intensity of inflammation (p=0.018) and discharge intensity (p=0.005) were significantly lower after the three months diet.
Conclusion: This prospective study shows that brewer’s yeast exclusion diet is a feasible, non-invasive and effective way to treat HS and could be considered as an adjunctive treatment to control or reduce the number of flare of the disease.