What is the global prevalence of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The prevalence of hidradenitis suppurativa appears to be 1% of the general population [10, 54] ; it was 4% in a group of young adults who were treated at a clinic for sexually transmitted diseases. [10] A 2008 study showed that the prevalence among persons aged 55 years and older was significantly lower than in younger age groups (0.5% vs 1.4%). [50] . Studies that provide prevalence or incidence estimations have been performed under different settings (hospital vs population-based) and in different periods. [54]


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