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    What is hidradenitis suppurativa?

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    Mr Stephen Salerno

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    Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a condition where the the sweat glands and sebaceous glands of the body namely the groin areas and underarms become chronically infected.  It is a non contagious condition and can be quite uncomfortable and painful.  It unknow exactly what cuases the condition and affects both males and females.  there are various treatments, hoever for sever conditions it normally requires surgery to excise the glands and the closing wounds or skin grafting the areas.

    Stephen Salerno

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