Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Crohns Disease

Philippe Seksik, Jean-Fran├žois Contou, Anne Cosnes and Jacques Cosnes

7.1 Definition and Course of Crohn's Disease 50

7.1.1 Pathophysiology 50

7.1.1.1 Genetic Factors 51

7.1.1.2 Enteric Microflora 51

7.1.1.3 Immune-Mediated Tissue Injury . . 51

7.2 Pathology 51

7.3 Clinical Aspects 52

7.3.1 Disease Location 52

7.3.2 Clinical Presentation 52

7.4 Therapeutic Aspects and Prognosis 52

7.5 Cutaneous Crohn's Disease 52

7.5.1 Clinical Presentation of Cutaneous Lesions 53

7.5.2 Therapeutic Aspects and Prognosis . 53

7.6 Crohn's Disease and Hidradenitis Suppurativa . . . .53 7.6.1 Differential Diagnosis 53

7.7 Co-Existence of HS and CD 55

7.8 Treatment of Perianal Co-existent

References 55

Chapter 8 Epidemiology

Luigi Naldi

8.1 I ntroduction 58

8.2 Descriptive Epidemiology 58

8.3 Analytic Epidemiology 60

8.4 Clinical Epidemiology:

Natural History and Prognosis ... 62

8.5 Perspectives 63

References 64

Chapter 9

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