Pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)

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Pathogenesis, clinical features, and diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa)

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS, from the Greek hidros = sweat and aden = glands) is a chronic inflammatory skin condition that is also known as acne inversa (AI), and historically, as Verneuil’s disease [ 1,2 ]. Although the name “hidradenitis suppurativa” implies a suppurative disorder that primarily involves sweat glands, increasing knowledge of the pathogenesis of the condition has led to the prevailing theory that HS/AI is a chronic follicular occlusive disease involving the follicular portion of folliculopilosebaceous units (FPSUs).

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