What we do
Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic and disabling disease which true prevalence in general population is little known, with estimates ranging from less than 0.1% up to 4%.
According to data collected in the first Italian Registry Hidradenitis suppurativa (see IRHIS Project) between 2009 and 2013, the estimated population prevalence is about 0.06% and incidence 3,2 cases per 100.000 people/year. Such data refer to a limited geographic area, the province of Ferrara.
To estimate prevalence and incidence of HS in different geographical areas representative of Italian population, Centro Studi GISED will coordinate, with the Department of Dermatology of the University of Ferrara, a research project focusing on three geographic areas, the provinces of Bergamo, Ferrara and Cagliari. To this purpose all GPs in the areas will be contacted and asked to provide data on patients they care for with HS.
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