Signs and symptoms of hidradenitis suppurativa include bumps or boil-like sores in the armpits and groin. It is not a type of acne, but the sores may resemble acne. The sores may run together to create abnormal channels through the skin where drainage of pus is apparent. Associated symptoms can include
- swelling and
- scarring of the involved areas.
Cause of hidradenitis suppurativa
Doctors do not understand the exact cause of the condition, although a family history of the condition is present in many people with the condition, suggesting that there may be a genetic cause.
Other hidradenitis suppurativa (acne inversa) symptoms
- Abnormal channels through the skin with pus drainage
- Bumps or boil-like sores in the groin or armpits
- Sores that resemble acne