Author(s): Danby FW, Margesson LJ
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, inflammatory, scarring condition involving the intertriginous skin of the axillary, inguinal, inframammary, genital, and perineal areas of the body. It is also referred to as acne inversa and Verneuil disease. Follicular occlusion is the primary event in HS. It is now accepted that the first pathogenetic change is in the pilosebaceous follicular ducts, like acne, and so there has been a move to rename this disorder acne inversa. Despite the legitimate argument that hidradenitis suppurativa is a misnomer, the term has become generally accepted.
Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher
Journal Name: Dermatologic clinics
Journal Abbreviation: Dermatol Clin
Journal Date Published: 2010-10-04
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20883920
Lasted Revision: 2010-10-04
Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).