Common debilitating condition that usually affects young men of working age.
An acquired disease in which hair follicles become inserted into the skin, creating a chronic sinus tract, usually in the natal cleft.
Conservative (nonsurgical) treatments have yielded mixed reports of success. Definitive treatment is usually surgical, although many different techniques are available, and complications of tissue healing are frequent.
Acute infection may lead to a pilonidal abscess, requiring urgent surgical drainage.
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