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What Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

Diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa? What You Need to Know01:22
Diagnosed with Hidradenitis Suppurativa? What You Need to Know
What Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?01:45
What Is Hidradenitis Suppurativa?

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. 

 

Dr. Bobby Buka

This video features Dr. Bobby Buka. Dr. Bobby Buka is a Section Chief at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Buka is also a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology & Society for Pediatric Dermatology

Duration: 01:45. Last Updated On: 2017-01-01

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