Tumour necrosis factor-alpha and matrix metalloproteinase-2 are expressed strongly in hidradenitis suppurativa.

@article{Mozeika2013TumourNF,
  title={Tumour necrosis factor-alpha and matrix metalloproteinase-2 are expressed strongly in hidradenitis suppurativa.},
  author={Elga Mozeika and Mara Pilmane and Birgit Meinecke N{\"u}rnberg and Gregor Borut Ernst Jemec},
  journal={Acta dermato-venereologica},
  year={2013},
  volume={93 3},
  pages={
          301-4
        }
}
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin condition, characterized clinically by painful, recurrent, deep- seated nodules and suppuration, and histologically by hyper-trophic scarring of apocrine gland bearing skin and sinus tracts. The overall consequence of the disease is considerable tissue remodelling and the underlying alterations in innate immunity are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the expression of human beta-defensin 2, tumour necrosis factor (TNF)-α and… CONTINUE READING

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