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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. Stephen Pool
Emergency Medicine
In brief: Hidradenitis
Hidradenitis suppurativa (hi-drad-uh-NIE-tis sup-yoo-ruh-TIE-vuh) is rare, long-term skin condition that features small, painful lumps under the skin.
They typically develop where the skin rubs together, such as the armpits, the groin, between the buttocks and under the breasts http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hidradenitis-suppurativa/home/ovc-20200012

In brief: Hidradenitis
Hidradenitis suppurativa (hi-drad-uh-NIE-tis sup-yoo-ruh-TIE-vuh) is rare, long-term skin condition that features small, painful lumps under the skin.
They typically develop where the skin rubs together, such as the armpits, the groin, between the buttocks and under the breasts http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hidradenitis-suppurativa/home/ovc-20200012
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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.
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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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