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Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), also known as "acne inversa," is a chronic dermatologic disease affecting apocrine gland-bearing areas and presenting with symptoms ranging from pustules and inflammatory nodules to draining sinuses, abscesses, and fistulae. The pain and odorous lesions associated with HS contribute to its heightened impact on quality of life in comparison to other diseases; it has been described as "one of the most distressing conditions observed in dermatology." Though it is clear that HS has a significant impact on quality of life, how this manifests remains poorly characterized. The aim of this study is to characterize the quality of life impact of HS and to validate a tool for patients to self-assess the severity of their condition.