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11. Picture of Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Picture of Hidradenitis suppurativa
Image reprinted courtesy of eMedicine, 2008


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Hidradenitis suppurativa is a condition in which there are multiple abscesses that form under the armpits and often in the groin area. These areas are a result of local inflammation of the sweat glands. This form of skin infection is difficult to treat with antibiotics alone and typically requires a surgical procedure to remove the involved sweat glands in order to stop the skin inflammation.

Reviewed by Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD on August 11, 2008

Image Source: Image reprinted courtesy of eMedicine, 2008

Text: "Boils", MedicineNet

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