New Onset Depression among Children, Adolescents, and Adults with Hidradenitis Suppurativa.
J Am Acad Dermatol
BACKGROUND: Information on risk of depression among among children, adolescents and adults with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is limited.
OBJECTIVE: To compare risk of new-onset depression in HS patients with that of controls.
METHODS: Retrospective cohort analysis of 49,280 adult and 3,042 pediatric HS patients and matched controls identified using electronic health records data. Primary outcome was incident depression.
RESULTS: Crude incidence rate (IR) was 4.8 per 100 person-years in adult HS patients compared to 3.0 per 100 person-years in controls. Among pediatric patients, crude IR was 4.2 per 100 person-years in HS patients compared with 2.3 per 100 person-years in controls. In adjusted analysis, adults and pediatric patients with HS had a 10% (HR, 1.10; 95% CI, 1.07-1.13; p
LIMITATIONS: Patients not seeking care in health systems within the database were not captured.
CONCLUSION: Children, adolescents and adults with HS are at an increased risk for developing depression, independent of other common risk factors for depression.
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