follicular occlusion tetrad

the combination of major acne, pilonidal sinus, chronic scalp folliculitis, and hidradenitis suppurativa.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • follicular occlusion tetrad — the combination of major acne, pilonidal sinus, chronic scalp folliculitis, and hidradenitis suppurativa …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Hidradenitis suppurativa — This is an illness characterized by multiple abscesses that form under the arm pits and in the groin area. * * * hidradenitis sup·pur·a·ti·va .səp yu̇ rə tī və n a chronic suppurative inflammatory disease of the apocrine sweat glands * * * an… …   Medical dictionary

  • hidradenitis suppurativa — an unpleasant condition characterized by deep abscesses in the armpits, groin, and anogenital regions leading to sinuses and bridge scarring. Formerly believed to be an apocrine sweat gland disorder, it is now regarded as part of the follicular… …   The new mediacal dictionary

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