How is hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) characterized?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Hidradenitis suppurativa usually occurs in otherwise healthy adolescents and adults. It rarely may begin before puberty. Hidradenitis suppurativa is characterized by comedolike follicular occlusion, chronic relapsing inflammation, mucopurulent discharge, and progressive scarring.


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