Who is affected by pilonidal disease
Who is affected by pilonidal disease?
Pilonidal disease is more common in:
- Men. Pilonidal cysts are 3 times more likely to develop in men than in women.
- Young adults. Pilonidal cysts are uncommon in children and in adults older than 45.
- A person with heavy growth of body hair.
- An overweight man.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Specialist Medical Reviewer||C. Dale Mercer, MD, FRCSC, FACS - General Surgery|
|Last Revised||November 25, 2009|