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Developments in Clinical & Medical Pathology

Hyperhidrosis and its Prevalence in a Population: A Cross Sectional Survey

  • Open or Close Mubashar Mashqoor Mir1* and Mohammad Sarwar Mir2

    1Post Graduate Resident, Post Graduate Department of Dermatology, Government Medical College, Jammu

    2Senior Resident, Department of Hospital Administration, Srinagar

    *Corresponding author: Mubashar Mashqoor Mir, Post Graduate Resident, Post GraduateDepartment of Dermatology, Government Medical College, Jammu

Submission: May 24, 2018; Published: July 12, 2018

Volume1 Issue4
July 2018

Abstract

Background: Hyperhidrosis is a quite common condition. There is a wide variation in the reported prevalence ofhyperhidrosis in the available literature.

Objectives: This study aims to examine the prevalence of hyperhidrosis.

Methods: A cross sectional survey of a population was carried out. The subjects wereclassified to have hyperhidrosis using the criteria of International Hyperhidrosis Society. The prevalence of HH was calculated for the entire study population.

Results: The prevalence of hyperhidrosis was 3.2% (320 cases) in the study population of 10000.

Conclusion: Hyperhidrosis affects a much larger population than previously reported.

Keywords: Prevalence; Hyperhidrosis; Population; Cross sectional stuy

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