Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Boil Armpit Underlying Cause

The cause of hidradenitis suppurativa is unknown. For some reason, the sweat gland becomes plugged with skin cells or dirt. Bacteria and sweat build up inside the gland, which results in infection.

Last Updated: Feb 2, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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