Hidradenitis Suppurativa is Acne Inversa
Title: “Hidradenitis suppurativa” is acne inverse!
An appeal to (finally) abandon a misnomer.
Authors: Sellheyer K, Krahl D.
Publication: Int J Dermatol. 2005 Jul;44(7):535-40.
The authors note that a skin condition called “hidradenitis
suppurativa” is actually not a suppurative or pus-filled
inflammation of the sweat glands, but rather inflammation of hair
follicles similar to acne vulgaris (the common acne). Therefore,
they suggest that dermatologists use the term “acne inverse”