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Abscess Armpit Evaluation

The evaluation of hidradenitis suppurativa includes a history and physical exam.

Physical findings in someone with hidradenitis suppurativa include:


The diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa is made during physical exam.

Tests that may be used to evaluate hidradenitis suppurativa include:

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Last Updated: Dec 15, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Abscess Armpit References
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