Hidradenitis suppurativa alias acne inversa – a review.

Hidradenitis suppurativa alias acne inversa


  • Sajad Ahmad Salati Professor , Department of Surgery , Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Sciences , Qassim University , Saudi Arabia http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2998-7542
  • Lamees Sulaiman Alsulaim Assistant Professor , Department of Surgery, Unaizah College of Medicine & Medical Sciences , Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.


Hidradenitis Suppurativa, Acne Inversa, Scar, Abscess, Pseudocomedones, Sinus Tract, Biologics, Microbiome, Staging


Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), also called acne inversus, is a distressing chronic inflammatory skin condition with lesions including deep-seated nodules and abscesses, sinuses, and fibrotic scars. These lesions most commonly manifest in apocrine gland rich intertriginous locations. Because of the chronicity, associated pain, sensitive locations, malodourous drainage, and scarring, this condition has a significant negative impact on patients’ quality of life. The exact pathogenic mechanisms remain incompletely understood and hence, the efficient management modalities are still lacking. The current manuscript reviews the epidemiology, aetiopathogenesis, clinical presentation, and current treatment modalities of hidradenitis suppurativa.

Author Biographies

Sajad Ahmad Salati, Professor , Department of Surgery , Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Sciences , Qassim University , Saudi Arabia

Professor , Department of Surgery Unaizah College of Medicine and Medical Sciences , Qassim University , Saudi Arabia

Lamees Sulaiman Alsulaim, Assistant Professor , Department of Surgery, Unaizah College of Medicine & Medical Sciences , Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.

Assistant Professor , Department of Surgery, Unaizah College of Medicine & Medical Sciences , Qassim University, Saudi Arabia.



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Salati SA, Alsulaim LS. Hidradenitis suppurativa alias acne inversa – a review.: Hidradenitis suppurativa alias acne inversa. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2023Oct.12 [cited 2023Nov.28];33(4):1614-32. Available from: https://jpad.com.pk/index.php/jpad/article/view/2385



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