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Will hidradenitis suppurativa leave any scars?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Abscesses caused by hidradenitis suppurativa often heal very slowly and may form scars. Scars may also develop when there are multiple recurrences of the condition in the same area. The scars might appear raised and thick, and the skin may appear discolored.

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