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Increased hypothyroidism risk seen in young men with HS

Key clinical point: Be on the lookout for hypothyroidism in younger men with hidradenitis suppurativa.

Major finding: Men younger than 40 years with hidradenitis suppurativa are at nearly a fourfold increased risk for comorbid hypothyroidism; similarly aged women with the dermatologic disease are not at elevated risk.

Study details: This retrospective case-control study included more than 700 patients with hidradenitis suppurativa matched by age and sex to a large population of dermatology patients without the disorder.

Disclosures: The presenter reported having no financial conflicts regarding her study, which was conducted without commercial support.


Figueiredo A. AAD 20 Abstr. #16833