Which studies may be helpful in the workup of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Nov 20, 2020
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Other studies that may be helpful include the following:

  • Bacteriologic analysis (eg, bacteriologic sampling and cultivation)

  • Immunochemistry for various cytokeratins and 6 desmosomal cadherins (ie, desmogleins [Dsgs] 1-3, desmocollins [Dscs] 1-3)

  • Histologic examination

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