How does the prevalence of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) vary among races?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Most authors report no specific racial predilection. One report suggests an increased incidence is observed in blacks, possibly because blacks have a greater density of apocrine glands than whites. [12]


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