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What is the difference between acne and hidradenitis suppurativa?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a severe form of acne that occurs around the armpits and groin area, where there is a high concentration of sweat glands.

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