Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Abscess Pilonidal Risk Factors

Risk factors for pilonidal abscess include:

  • Obesity
  • Occupation that requires sitting
  • Poor hygiene
  • Prominent body hair

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Last Updated: Jul 2, 2008 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Abscess Pilonidal References
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  2. Gupta PJ. A randomized study between excision and marsupialization and radiofrequency sinus excision in sacro-coccygeal pilonidal disease. Curr Surg. 2004 May-Jun;61(3):307-12. [15165772]
  3. Landa N, Aller O, Landa-Gundin N, Torrontegui J, Azpiazu JL. Successful treatment of recurrent pilonidal sinus with laser epilation. Dermatol Surg. 2005 Jun;31(6):726-8. [15996432]
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