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What is hidradenitis suppurativa?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Groin and armpits

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin inflammation marked by the presence of blackheads and one or more red, tender bumps (lesions).
The lesions often enlarge, break open and drain pus. Scarring may result after several recurrences. Considered a severe form of acne , hidradenitis suppurativa occurs deep in the skin around oil gland and hair follicles.

In brief: Groin and armpits

Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic skin inflammation marked by the presence of blackheads and one or more red, tender bumps (lesions).
The lesions often enlarge, break open and drain pus. Scarring may result after several recurrences. Considered a severe form of acne , hidradenitis suppurativa occurs deep in the skin around oil gland and hair follicles.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Hydranitis suppurati

It is a skin disease that most commonely affects area bearing apocrine glands or sebacious glands, such as under arms, breasrs, inner thighs, groin and buttocks.
It presents with one or more red tender bumps, lesion often enlarge and break and drain pus.After several recurrences scarring may occur.It usually starts after puberty, may persist for years and may get worse over time.

In brief: Hydranitis suppurati

It is a skin disease that most commonely affects area bearing apocrine glands or sebacious glands, such as under arms, breasrs, inner thighs, groin and buttocks.
It presents with one or more red tender bumps, lesion often enlarge and break and drain pus.After several recurrences scarring may occur.It usually starts after puberty, may persist for years and may get worse over time.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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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.

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.
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