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Hidradenitis Suppurativa: A Painful and Debilitating Condition

Spear, Marcia DNP, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN

doi: 10.1097/PSN.0b013e3181fd4a26
Departments: Wound Care Management

Marcia Spear, DNP, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN, is a nurse practitioner, a certified plastic surgical nurse, and certified wound specialist for the Department of Plastic Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

Address correspondence to Marcia Spear, DNP, ACNP-BC, CWS, Department of Plastic Surgery, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, D-4207, Medical Center North, Nashville, TN 37232 (e-mail:

This department is dedicated to information pertaining to wound care. The care of wounds is an important component of the overall care of a patient, regardless of the type of surgical practice. The Wound Care Department Editor, Marcia Spear, welcomes comments and suggestions concerning specific topics, patient situations, and wound care in general. Marcia can be contacted at

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