hidradenitis suppurativa

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inflammation of the sweat glands.
hidradenitis suppurati´va a severe, chronic, recurrent pus-producing infection of the apocrine sweat glands.

hi·drad·e·ni·tis sup·pu·ra·ti·'va

chronic suppurative folliculitis of apocrine sweat-gland-bearing skin of the perianal, axillary, and genital areas or under the breasts, developing after puberty and producing abscesses or sinuses with scarring.

hi·drad·e·ni·tis sup·pu·ra·ti·va

(hī'drad-ĕ-nī'tis sŭp'ū-rā-tī'vă)
Chronic suppurative folliculitis of apocrine sweat gland-bearing skin producing abscesses or sinuses with scarring.
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