Prevalence, incidence and severity of hand eczema in the gen
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For public awareness and intervention, precise assessments of the burden of manual eczema (HE) in the general population are necessary. A research was carried out to provide revised prevalence and incidence rates, along with additional HE epidemiological endpoints in the general population.

Proportion meta-analyses were performed to calculate pooled estimates of prevalence, incidence, severity, and proportion of individuals with HE and a history of atopic dermatitis. 66 studies were included in the quantitative analysis encompassing 568100 individuals.

Results:
--The pooled estimates for lifetime, 1-year and point prevalence were 14.5%, 9.1 % and 4.0% .
--The pooled incidence rate of HE was 7.3 cases/1000 person years.
--The occurrence of HE was 1.5-2 times higher in females than males.
--More than 1/3rd suffered from moderate/severe disease and around 1/3rd had a history of atopic dermatitis.
--HE was a recurrent, long-lasting disease with an average age at onset in the early-mid-twenties.

In particular, Hand Eczema is a highly prevalent disease in the general population and carries a significant risk of long-term or chronic disease.

Source: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/cod.13804?af=R
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