Which medications in the drug class Trace Elements/Metals are used in the treatment of Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Trace Elements/Metals

These are essential to normal growth and development, and they play a role in many metabolic processes.

Zinc (Galzin, ZnCl2)

Zinc gluconate alters an innate immunity in lesional skin since partially restores Toll-like receptors 2, 3, 4, 7, and 9; intercellular adhesion molecule 1; IL-6; TNF; alpha-melanocyte-stimulating hormone; transforming growth factor-beta; b-defensin 2 and 4; and insulinlike growth factor 1. Zinc seems to be a maintenance therapy and second-line treatment for Hurley stage I and II hidradenitis suppurativa.


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