Background: Hidradenitis suppurativa is one member of the follicular occlusion triad: acne conglobata, hidradenitis suppurativa, and dissecting cellulitis of the scalp. The presence of acantholysis and desmoglein autoantibodies in hidradenitis suppurativa is rare. Case presentation: We report a case of 68-year-old male with a diagnosis of gluteal hidradenitis suppurativa co-presenting pemphigus-like findings including acantholysis and positive desmoglein autoantibodies. Conclusion: To our knowledge, comorbidity of gluteal hidradenitis suppurativa and pemphigus-like findings has not been reported before. This case implies a relationship between two different conditions; the follicular occlusion triad and pemphigus, highlighting a potential induction of pemphigus-like lesion by chronic inflammatory process.
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