What is the prognosis for pilonidal disease?

Pilonidal disease can be a chronic, recurring condition. For this reason, it is important to seek medical attention at the first sign or symptoms. If not treated promptly, pilonidal disease can turn into a chronic and more difficult to treat condition.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 04/16/2014.

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