Prevalence and comorbidities associated with hidradenitis suppurativa: A nationwide population-based study

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Lee JH, Kwon HS, Jung HM, Kim GM, Bae JM

BACKGROUND: The prevalence of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) in Asia is unknown. The associations between HS and other autoimmune disorders have rarely been reported.

OBJECTIVE: We sought to determine the prevalence of and diseases associated with HS using the National Health Insurance (NHI) database.

METHODS: We examined Korean NHI claim database data from 2007 to 2016. We enrolled all patients with HS and age- and sex-matched control subjects without HS. We estimated the period prevalence of HS and associated comorbidities in Korea.

RESULTS: We identified 28,516 patients with HS (61.3% males and 38.7% females). The period prevalence was 0.06%, 55.8 patients (95% confidence interval 55.1-56.4) per 100,000 persons, and the female-to-male ratio was 1:1.6. HS patients were at significantly increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, type 1 diabetes, ulcerative colitis, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, acne conglobata, pilonidal cysts, psoriasis, pyoderma gangrenosum, alopecia areata, and vitiligo.

CONCLUSION: The overall prevalence of HS in Korea was lower than in Western populations, and male patients predominated. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology : JEADV
Journal Abbreviation: J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol
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National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 29761904
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Lasted Revision: 2018-05-15

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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