Author(s): Vasanth V, Chandrashekar BS
Follicular occlusion tetrad is a symptom complex consisting of four conditions having a similar pathophysiology. It includes Hidradenitis suppurativa, acne conglobata, dissecting cellulitis of the scalp and pilonidal sinus. The exact pathogenesis of this group of disease is unknown but evidence suggests that they share the same pathological process initiated by follicular occlusion in apocrine gland bearing areas. Though each of these conditions is commonly encountered singly, follicular occlusion tetrad as a symptom complex has been rarely reported in the literature.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Indian dermatology online journal
Journal Abbreviation: Indian Dermatol Online J
Journal Date Published: 2014-11-14
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25396138
Lasted Revision: 2017-02-20
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).