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Acne vulgaris in patients with hidradenitis suppurativa

Published:November 17, 2018DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaad.2018.11.021
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      • Wertenteil S.
      • Strunk A.
      • Garg A.
      Overall and subgroup prevalence of acne vulgaris among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.
      in which the prevalence of acne vulgaris (AV) among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and non-HS patients in a population-based sample from the United States is determined. They found a prevalence of AV among adults with HS of 15.2% compared with 2.9% for adults without HS. Furthermore, prevalence was greatest among women 18 to 44 years of age who were nonwhite, obese, and who had polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS).
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        • Wertenteil S.
        • Strunk A.
        • Garg A.
        Overall and subgroup prevalence of acne vulgaris among patients with hidradenitis suppurativa.
        J Am Acad Dermatol. 2019; 80: 1308-1313

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