Hidradenitis SuppurativaComplications

8 Must-Know Facts About Biofilms & Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Dealing with the painful skin condition is tough, but slick layers of bacteria known as biofilms can make it even tougher. Here's what scientists are discovering about the interaction between the two.

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    Benedict Cosgrove

    Benedict Cosgrove

    Benedict Cosgrove has been a writer and editor since the mid-1990s, working on sites ranging from Wired's Netizen to the National Magazine Award-winning He has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Review of Books, Columbia Journalism Review, Daily Beast,, and others; edited Covering the Bases and Gluttony (both from Chronicle Books); and is the author of Nothing Bad Ever Happens.

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