Acne-associated spondylarthropathy: radiographic features

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Ellis BI, Shier CK, Leisen JJ, Kastan DJ, McGoey JW

Experience with six patients with severe acne and associated axial and peripheral arthritis is described. Four of the patients had a dermatologic triad of severe acne, hidradenitis suppurativa, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp, the so-called follicular occlusion triad. All were black men with episodic peripheral arthropathy and low back pain. One had inflammatory bowel disease. Rheumatoid factor and HLA-B27 were absent in five patients who had these determinations. An erosive and proliferative arthritis of the axial and appendicular skeleton is described. The radiographic findings were indistinguishable from those of the seronegative spondylarthropathies. We found no previous reports in the radiologic literature describing this articulocutaneous entity.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Radiology
Journal Abbreviation: Radiology
Journal Date Published: 1987-02-13

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 2948214
Article Source:
Lasted Revision: 2016-11-23

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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