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Hidradenitis

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Hidradenitis

(Science: dermatology) The inflammation of a sweat Gland (usually of the apocrine type).

The condition can be idiopathic or occur as a result of or in association with another underlying condition. Neutrophilic eccrine hidradenitis is a relatively rare variant that has been reported in patients undergoing chemotherapy, usually for non-Hodgkin lymphomas or leukaemic conditions.