Hidradenitis suppurativa is associated with hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism: a large-scale population-based study.

Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease involving the skin bearing apocrine glands. There are numerous comorbidities and associated diseases among patients with HS. The association of HS and thyroid abnormalities is equivocal. We aimed to explore whether HS is associated with thyroid disorders.In this cross-sectional large-scale population-based study in Israel, patients with a validated diagnosis of HS were matched at a proportion of 1:5 with age- and gender-matched healthy controls without HS. A cross-checking for HS diagnosis by International Classification of Diseases, ninth revision (ICD-9) coding, and hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism by ICD-9 coding was performed. Demographic and exposure covariates were identified. Univariate and multivariate logistic regressions were utilized to establish the association of HS with thyroid disorders.Study participants included 4,191 HS patients and 20,941 controls. The average age of patients was 39.7 years old, and 61.8% were female. 53.4% of HS patients and 13.5% of controls (P 

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