What is the incidence of cancer in hidradenitis suppurativa (HS)?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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It was shown by standard incidence rate (SIR) that hidradenitis suppurativa patients have a higher overall incidence of cancer (SIR = 1.5; 1.1-1.8) compared with the general population. The incidence of nonmelanoma skin cancer (SIR = 4.6; 1.5-10.7), buccal (SIR = 5.5; 1.8-12.9), and hepatic cancer (SIR = 10.0; 2.1-29.1) was increased. [75]


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