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Figure 7: (a) Status of axillary hidradenitis suppurativa prior to starting therapy with metformin (b) status of axillary hidradenitis suppurativa 24 weeks after initiation of metformin therapy. To note here is that this patient had been recalcitrant to treatment with other antibiotics and after therapy with metformin noticed marked improvement. [Figure adapted from Verdolini et al. Metformin in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa: a little help along the way. JEADV 2013;27:1101-8]

Figure 7: (a) Status of axillary hidradenitis suppurativa prior to starting therapy with metformin (b) status of axillary hidradenitis suppurativa 24 weeks after initiation of metformin therapy. To note here is that this patient had been recalcitrant to treatment with other antibiotics and after therapy with metformin noticed marked improvement. [Figure adapted from Verdolini <i>et al</i>. Metformin in the treatment of hidradenitis suppurativa: a little help along the way. JEADV 2013;27:1101-8]