Overall Impairment of Quality of Life in Japanese Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Comparison with National Standard


  • Koremasa Hayama
  • Hideki Fujita Division of Cutaneous Science, Department of Dermatology, Nihon University School of Medicine, 30-1 Oyaguchi-Kamicho, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo 173-8610, Japan
  • Takashi Hashimoto
  • Tadashi Terui




hidradenitis suppurativa, quality of life, pain, life style


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Hayama, K., Fujita, H., Hashimoto, T., & Terui, T. (2022). Overall Impairment of Quality of Life in Japanese Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa: Comparison with National Standard. Acta Dermato-Venereologica, 102, adv00632. https://doi.org/10.2340/actadv.v101.1013

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