Armpit Boil Evaluation
The evaluation of hidradenitis suppurativa includes a history and physical exam.
Physical findings in someone with hidradenitis suppurativa include:
- Swollen, tender lump in the skin
- Skin redness
The diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa is made during physical exam.
Tests that may be used to evaluate hidradenitis suppurativa include:
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