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Hidradenitis suppurativa: abscesses in groin, armpit and buttocks

  1. Do you have abscesses in your groin, armpit or buttocks? Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by recurrent inflammation of the hair follicle and sebaceous glands. Numerous painful and very bothersome abscesses form with this non-contagious skin condition, some of which can grow to the size of a ping-pong ball. These abscesses mainly occur in the groin, genitals, buttocks and armpits, neck, ears, neck, nipples, as well as under the breasts and in the abdominal folds. There are a number of risk factors for HS: smoking, hereditary predisposition, obesity and hormones. Women are more often affected by this skin condition than men. Hidradenitis suppurativa usually occurs between the ages of 20-40, but it can occur at any age.

What is hidradenitis suppurativa?

  1. Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by recurrent inflammation of the hair follicles and sebaceous glands. Numerous painful and very bothersome abscesses form with this non-contagious skin condition, some of which can grow to the size of a ping-pong ball. These abscesses mainly occur in the groin, genitals, butt crack and armpits, neck, ears, neck, nipples, as well as under the breasts

Hidradenitis suppurativa cause

  1. Inflammation of hair follicles

Diagnosis and investigation

  1. History and physical examination



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