Hidradenitis Suppurativa: MedlinePlus
Also called: Acne inverse, Suppurative hidradenitis
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic disease of a type of sweat gland. It can occur in one or multiple areas of your body. HS usually develops in your armpits, groin, and anal area. It causes long-term skin inflammation and can be painful.
- Blackheads and red, tender bumps, called abscesses. The abscesses get bigger, break open, and leak pus
- Tunnels that form under the skin between abscesses
National Institutes of Health
- The primary NIH organization for research on Hidradenitis Suppurativa is the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Hidradenitis Suppurativa(American Academy of Family Physicians)