Hidradenitis Suppurativa (HS) is a debilitating, chronic, complex inflammatory illness, also referred to as an immune-mediated inflammatory illness and follicular occlusion.
It has a huge impact on the quality of life physically, mentally, and emotionally. HS consists of extremely painful recurring abscesses that can develop anywhere hair follicles are found. It is possible to experience abscesses or lesions anywhere on our body with the exception of the palms of your hands, soles of your feet, and lips.
HS is not contagious. There are three Hurley stages used to determine severity. There is no cure for HS and the options for treatment are limited.
WHAT IS HIDRADENITIS SUPPURATIVA or HS?
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