Epidemiology of Autoimmune Skin Disorders

  • Berthold Rzany
  • Niels Weller


Epidemiology is for most medical doctors a diffuse subject. It is often associated with biostatistics which most doctors believe to be something impossible to understand and besides that assumed to be of little use. Nevertheless every medical textbook has a section on the epidemiology of a specific disease. This section is unfortunately often a trash can of clinical features, risk factors based on case reports and case series. If data of descriptive and analytical epidemiological studies are presented it is often done unenthusiastically. In the book “Dermatologie and Venerologie” by Braun-Falco et al. (1996) for example the section about the epidemiology of a specific disease is hardly longer than two or three sentences and an independent chapter on epidemiological data is completely missing.


Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patient Systemic Sclerosis Connective Tissue Disease Bullous Pemphigoid 
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