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Have you ever heard of hidradenitis suppurativa in a young person?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: Hidradenitis

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disease characterized by recurrent boil-like lumps (nodules) under the skin.
The nodules are inflamed and painful. They tend to break open, causing abscesses that drain fluid and pus. As the abscesses heal, they produce significant scarring of the skin. This condition can start at puberty.

In brief: Hidradenitis

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin disease characterized by recurrent boil-like lumps (nodules) under the skin.
The nodules are inflamed and painful. They tend to break open, causing abscesses that drain fluid and pus. As the abscesses heal, they produce significant scarring of the skin. This condition can start at puberty.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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