Prevalence of patients with self-reported hidradenitis suppurativa in a cohort of Danish blood donors: a cross-sectional study

P Theut Riis, O B Pedersen, V Sigsgaard, C Erikstrup, H M Paarup, K R Nielsen, K S Burgdorf, H Hjalgrim, K Rostgaard, K Banasik, H Ullum, G B Jemec

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Abstrakt

BACKGROUND: Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory skin disease characterized by recurrent inflamed nodules. No pathognomonic test is available for HS; hence the diagnosis is based on three clinical criteria.

OBJECTIVES: To estimate the cross-sectional prevalence and characterize patients with HS in the Danish Blood Donor Study cohort.

METHODS: A questionnaire previously developed containing HS screening questions, the Major Depression Inventory, the Short Form-12, as well as questions about height, weight and drinking habits was answered by 27 765 blood donors.

RESULTS: The prevalence of HS was 1�8% [95% confidence interval (CI) 1�6-2�0%] in the cohort of Danish blood donors. Donors with HS were on average 4�7 years younger (P < 0�001), had 1�3 kg m-2 higher mean body mass index (BMI) (P < 0�001) and were significantly more likely to smoke [odds ratio (OR) 1�44, 17�9% vs. 13�1%, P = 0�002] compared with donors without HS. Furthermore, significantly more donors with HS were classified as having moderate depression (3�2% vs. 0�7%, P < 0�001). Also, significantly more patients with HS were apprenticeship educated, received educational support and sickness or cash benefits.

CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of HS in the cohort of blood donors was estimated to 1�8% (95% CI 1�6-2�0%). Donors with HS reported characteristics similar to those reported for hospital-based patients with HS such as higher BMI, smoking rates and lower socioeconomic status than donors without HS.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Sider (fra-til)774-781
Antal sider8
TidsskriftBritish Journal of Dermatology
Vol/bind180
Udgave nummer4
DOI
StatusUdgivet - apr. 2019

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� 2018 British Association of Dermatologists.

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