Dermatology 2017 1;233(6):456-461. Epub 2018 Mar 1.
Division of Dermatology, Department of Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA.
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic, debilitating skin disease. Although most studies on HS are conducted in largely Caucasian populations, evidence demonstrates a higher prevalence in patients with skin of color, including African and Hispanic populations. These racial subgroups are likely at risk for greater disease burden due to a higher prevalence of components of the metabolic syndrome, comorbid depression, and low socioeconomic status; however, there is a paucity of research in these populations. Read More