What is the role of natural killer cells in the pathogenesis of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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A reduction in the percentage of natural killer cells over time and a lower response of monocytes to triggering by bacterial components were found in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa. Further study is needed to elucidate if these changes are related to an autoimmune mechanism in the pathogenesis of hidradenitis suppurativa. [37]


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