Hidradenitis suppurativa affects at least 1 percent of the population. Factors that may increase your risk may include:

  • Age. Hidradenitis suppurativa most commonly occurs in young adults.
  • Your sex. Women are more likely to develop hidradenitis suppurativa than are men.
  • Family history. A tendency to develop hidradenitis suppurativa can be inherited.
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