8 Facts About Hidradenitis Suppurativa
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Understanding Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), also known as acne inversa, is a disease that affects your skin. It causes pimple-like bumps. Left untreated, the bumps can cause major problems. They can rupture, leak, and form thick scars. Learn more about the disease and what you can do to control it.

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Medical References

  1. Acne. American Academy of Dermatology. https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/acne-and-rosacea/acne
  2. Hidradenitis suppurativa. American Academy of Dermatology. https://www.aad.org/public/diseases/painful-skin-joints/hidradenitis-suppurativa
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