Bacteriology of hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa: A review

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Nikolakis G, Join-Lambert O, Karagiannidis I, Guet-Revillet H, Zouboulis CC, Nassif A

Given that follicular papules and pustules, as well as nodules and abscesses, are the clinical hallmarks of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), an infectious, bacterial pathway has been suspected in the pathogenesis of this chronic, inflammatory condition. Elucidating the behavior and role of bacterial species in HS and their interaction with cutaneous innate immunity will provide more insight into the pathophysiology of this condition. This review of prospective investigations suggests a synergistic relationship between impaired innate immunity and microbial factors in the etiology of HS.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Journal Abbreviation: J. Am. Acad. Dermatol.
Journal Date Published: 2015-10-16

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 26470608
Article Source:
Lasted Revision: 2015-10-16

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


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