Topography

Fig. 3.14. Lateral thoracic extension of axillary involvement

The typical distribution of HS lesions closely corresponds to the anatomical localization of apocrine sweat glands: armpits and the groin. Lesions also occur in a line connecting these two regions passing by the breast and extending to the anal zone.

Fig. 3.15. Pubic and inner thigh involvement

In some patients the inguino-genital localization may extend to involve the perineal and perianal area, but in most patients these are clearly separate lesions. Thus, it is important to distinguish between anterior and posterior localizations as their differential diagnosis, prognosis and treatment are different.

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