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What Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

The skin disease is known for painful abscesses and scarring.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a rare chronic skin disease that is characterized by painful abscesses and scarring on the skin. HS is an auto immune reaction to normal levels of bacteria living on the surface human skin. It results in painful cysts often found underneath breasts and in the groin area. Although there is still no cure to HS, it is important to seek treatment for Hidradenitis Suppurativa as there are several options to treat the disease. 


Bobby Buka, MD

This video features Bobby Buka, MD. Dr. Buka is a section chief at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Buka is also a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and the Society for Pediatric Dermatology.

Duration: 1:45. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
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