What is the earliest inflammatory event in hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The earliest inflammatory event is a segmental rupture of the follicular epithelium, followed by spilling of foreign body material. The apocrine glands are not involved in the earliest stage of follicular hyperkeratosis and infundibulofolliculitis. [51]


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