Fifteen-year follow-up of hand eczema: persistence and consequences.

  title={Fifteen-year follow-up of hand eczema: persistence and consequences.},
  author={Birgitta Meding and Karin Wrangsj{\"o} and Bengt J{\"a}rvholm},
  journal={The British journal of dermatology},
  volume={152 5},
BACKGROUND Hand eczema is a skin disease often with a long-lasting and relapsing course. The long-term prognosis in the general population is unknown. OBJECTIVES The aims were to examine the extent to which hand eczema had persisted and the medicosocial consequences of the disease. METHODS In a 15-year follow-up of hand eczema, patients diagnosed in a previous population-based study were sent a questionnaire with 20 questions concerning the persistence and course of the disease, and its… CONTINUE READING