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Follicular Neutrophilic Inflammation (Hidradenitis Suppurativa)

  • Angelo Valerio Marzano
  • Giovanni Damiani
  • Alessandro Borghi
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Abstract

Follicular neutrophilic inflammation or Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), also known as acne inversa, is a chronic-relapsing, debilitating inflammatory disease of the hair follicle that usually presents after puberty, affecting apocrine gland-bearing skin, most commonly the axillae, inguinal regions and anogenital area [1]. It is clinically characterized by recurrent, painful, deep-seated nodules commonly ending in abscesses and sinus tracts with suppuration and hypertrophic scarring [1].

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelo Valerio Marzano
    • 1
  • Giovanni Damiani
    • 1
  • Alessandro Borghi
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Medico-Chirurgica e dei TrapiantiUniversità degli Studi di Milano, Unità Operativa di Dermatologia, IRCCS Fondazione Ca’ Granda, Ospedale Maggiore PoliclinicoMilanoItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche, Sezione di Dermatologia e Malattie InfettiveUniversità degli Studi di FerraraFerraraItaly

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