What is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a chronic and often painful inflammatory skin disease.

What you should know about Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS), is a chronic skin condition characterised by inflamed areas typically located around the armpits and groin. These inflamed areas often include painful lesions, nodules and boils, and usually occur where certain sweat glands (known as apocrine glands) are located, as well as under the breasts, on the buttocks and in the inner thighs, where skin rubs together. Hidradenitis Suppurativa is not an infectious or contagious disease.

What causes Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

Though it affects the skin, Hidradenitis Suppurativa is an inflammatory disorder, which means the condition is brought on by irregularities in the body’s own immune system. Hidradenitis Suppurativa can occur at any age, but the condition most commonly develops in adults in their early 20s, with declining rates after the age of 50.

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