Prevalence, Incidence and Predictive Factors for Hand Eczema in Young Adults

A Follow-Up Study

Arne Johannisson; Ann Pontén; Åke Svensson


BMC Dermatol. 2013;13(14) 

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This study demonstrated that incidence of hand eczema in early adulthood tends to be associated with factors in everyday life such as frequent hand-washing. Regarding childhood eczema, the odds ratio for having hand eczema was twice as high in the HX9508 group compared to the group HX08, indicating a high vulnerability in this group. Furthermore, early onset of hand eczema seemed to be related to endogenous risk factors such as a history of childhood eczema. The higher frequency of hand eczema among women depended on exogenous factors.