Physical examination and diagnostic tests. On physical examination, the patient appeared slightly overweight. He demonstrated several erythematous, tender, draining abscesses in his bilateral axillae and inguinal creases in a linear fashion with some scarring and tethering of the axillary skin (Figure). Blood-tinged, purulent discharge was noted on the bandage covering his wounds.
Laboratory work was notable for an elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate and mild microcytic anemia. Other laboratory work-up was within normal limits.
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