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Skin: Diseases

Volume 474: debated on Tuesday 1 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research is being (a) undertaken and (b) funded by his Department on the likely causes of Hidradenitis Suppurativa. (196317)

I have been asked to reply.

The Medical Research Council is one of the main agencies through which the Government support medical and clinical research. The MRC is not currently funding any research specifically on Hidradenitis Suppurativa, but does fund a broad range of research looking at understanding inflammation and inflammatory diseases which may benefit the condition in the future. While the MRC does not earmark funds for particular topics, research proposals in all areas are welcome.