Hidradenitis suppurativa: a retrospective study of 846 Dutch patients to identify factors associated with disease severity.

@article{Schrader2014HidradenitisSA,
  title={Hidradenitis suppurativa: a retrospective study of 846 Dutch patients to identify factors associated with disease severity.},
  author={A M R Anne-Roos Schrader and Inge Elizabeth Deckers and Hessel H van der Zee and Jurr Boer and E P Prens},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={460-7}
}
BACKGROUND Few comprehensive studies exist on the epidemiology of hidradenitis suppurativa, a very distressing skin disease. OBJECTIVE We sought to identify disease-related factors associated with severity, sex, and family history. METHODS Ordinal logistic regression was used in 846 consecutive Dutch patients with hidradenitis suppurativa to calculate odds ratios (ORs) for severity according to Hurley. Sex and family history were compared using Student t test and χ(2) test. RESULTS In… CONTINUE READING

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