The epidemiology of hand eczema in the general population – prevalence and main findings *

@article{Thyssen2010TheEO,
  title={The epidemiology of hand eczema in the general population – prevalence and main findings *},
  author={J. Thyssen and J. Johansen and A. Linneberg and T. Menn{\'e}},
  journal={Contact Dermatitis},
  year={2010},
  volume={62}
}
Numerous studies have investigated the prevalence and risk factors of hand eczema in the general population. These studies are of high value as they tend to be less biased than studies using clinical populations and as they are important for healthcare decision makers when they allocate resources. This study aimed to review the epidemiology of hand eczema in the general population. 
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