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Verneuil's disease

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A deep-seated inflammatory condition which is a chronic suppurative disease of the apocrine sweat glands of the axilla, areolae, umbilicus, perineum, groin, and buttocks, giving rise to multiple fistulous infected tracts. The condition reportedly was described by Verneuil in 1854.

We thank Joseph Constantin, France, for information submitted.


  • P. Gertsch, R. Mosimann:
    La maladie de Verneuil dans le diagnostic différentiel des suppurations de la région ano-périnéo-fessière.
    Helvetica Chirurgica Acta, Basel, 1980, 47: 477-481.

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