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A clinic based prospective study was carried out during the period of 1st May 2018 to 30 April 2019 in a private clinic located in the Centre of Kowloon district; Hong Kong. The objectives were to study the proportion of clinically diagnosed SSS patients attending the private clinic setting, demographic and clinical characteristics. The study suggested that SSS was a common disease encountered in the private dermatology clinic with a female gender predominance over the face region and at the age group of age 20 to 30. Our study also suggested that SSS patients could be identified by a validated ten item Sensitive Scale–10 questionnaire with a cut-off score of above 20. This is in accordance with that reported in the documented literature. A cut off value of patients scored above 20 in the questionnaire without concomitant skin disease at the same time can be diagnosed to have probable SSS. The score may be effectively used as a monitoring tool of the progress of SSS after management including counseling explanation, education and treatment.
Published Date: 2019-06-07; Received Date: 2019-05-22