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High prevalence of family history of Alzheimer’s disease in hidradenitis suppurativa

Key clinical point: The prevalence of family history of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is higher among hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) patients with family history of HS.

Major finding: The prevalence of family history of AD was significantly higher in HS patients with family history of HS vs. those without (25.8% vs. 6.2%; P = .003). The risk for family history of AD was 4.5 times higher in patients with family history of HS (P = .01). The risk was 8.8 times higher in patients older than 40 years with family history of HS (P = .039).

Study details: The data come from a cross-sectional analysis of 192 patients with HS.

Disclosures: No study sponsor was identified. The authors declared no conflicts of interest.

Citation:

Esme P et al. Dermatol Ther. 2020 Aug 21. doi: 10.1111/dth.14219.