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Image Number 761 (Hidradenitis suppurativa)


Diagnosis: Hidradenitis suppurativa

Site: Axillae

Sex: M

Age: 50

Type: Clinical

Description: Multiple hard red nodules and draining sinuses

Submitted by: Shahbaz Janjua

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Differential Diagnosis


Hidradenitis suppurativa was first described by Velpeau in 1839. It is characterized by swollen, painful, inflamed lesions in the axillae, groin, and other parts of the body that contain apocrine glands.  When the patients with hidradenitis suppurativa present with associated acne vulgaris, pilonidal cysts, and chronic scalp folliculitis; the condition is termed as follicular occlusion tetrad.

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