Dermatology’s Paul Hazen explains painful skin disease

Painful, little-known skin disease affects 1 in 100 people

The Plain Dealer: Hidradenitis suppurativa, an inflammatory condition characterized by tender, red nodules that erupt beneath the surface of the skin, can make a person suffering from it a shut-in. “This is a terrible disease,” said Paul Hazen, clinical professor of dermatology. “It tends to affect delicate areas, and it can have a huge negative effect on a person’s social and professional life.”