Conclusion for Patients

Questionnaires of QoL are well tolerated by patients and allow one to evaluate the burden of HS and to compare it with other diseases. They demonstrated that the impact of HS is probably the greatest encountered in chronic diseases in dermatology. These results are important for recognition of the disease and the lobbying of lay groups. These questionnaires should be used when accounting for patients' viewpoints during follow-up and therapeutic trials.

The analysis of QoL measures confirms the strong impact of HS. A subgroup of patients seems to be more affected; namely, patients with an early onset of their disease, with a long disease duration, with continuous evolution and with a predominately pelvic location. Future trials should be targeted on this subgroup. The impact upon QoL is strongly correlated with pain. Therefore, criteria of treatment evaluation should include, in addition to the standardized physician's report, the patient's viewpoint obtained with at least a der-matological QoL questionnaire and the pain VAS.

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