Should hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa best be renamed as "dissecting terminal hair folliculitis"?
Exp Dermatol 2016 Sep 13. Epub 2016 Sep 13.
Department of Dermatology and Allergy, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
Hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa is a diverse, enigmatic and distressful disease that has aroused growing interest in specialists from different disciplines. Both names describe its classical manifestations in the intertriginous regions and reflect the historical view of the disease definition, but cause confusions in the understanding of its pathogenesis and classification. In the light of the advance in clinical, histopathological and pathophysiological findings, we propose the term "dissecting terminal hair folliculitis" (DTHF) to characterize its disease nature as folliculitis instead of acneiform disease or apocrine gland disorder. Read More