"There are several common patterns of this disease. Nearly all patients have an episode of an acute abscess. After the abscess resolves, either by itself or with medical assistance, many patients develop a sinus. The sinus is a cavity below the skin surface that connects to the surface with one or more small openings or tracts. Although a few of these sinus tracts may resolve without therapy, most patients need a small operation to eliminate them.
A small number of patients develop recurrent infections and inflammation of these sinus tracts. The chronic disease causes episodes of swelling, pain, and drainage. Surgery is almost always required to resolve this condition.”
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