Quality of Life in Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Pierre Wolkenstein

14.1 Introduction 116

14.2 Concept and Measure of Quality of Life 116

14.2.1 Why Try to Measure Quality of Life? 116

14.2.2 Reporting the Viewpoint of Patients: Methods of Measurement of Quality of Life 117

14.2.3 Reporting the Viewpoint of Physicians: Uniform Outcome Variables 117

14.2.4 Practical Approach Reconciling the Viewpoints of Patients and Physicians 117

14.3 Impact of HS upon Quality of Life 117

14.3.1 Altered Self-Reported Health: Qualitative Approach 117

14.3.2 Measure of Quality of Life: Quantitative Approach 118

14.4 Impaired Quality of Life:

What Conclusion? 118

14.4.1 Conclusion for Patients 118

14.4.2 Conclusion for Physicians 119

References 119

Chapter 15 Antibiotic Therapy

James Leyden, Jean Revuz

15.1 Introduction 120

15.2 Clinical Experience 121

15.3 Therapy 121

References 123

Chapter 16 Antiandrogens

Evelyne Drapier-Faure, Michel Faure

16.1 I ntroduction 124

16.2 Antiandrogens and Antiandrogen Therapies . . . 124

16.2.1 Cyproterone Acetate 125

16.2.2 Spironolactone 125

16.2.3 Finasteride 125

16.2.4 Antiandrogenic Progestins 125

16.2.5 Oral Contraceptives 125

16.3 Antiandrogens in HS 126

16.3.1 Cyproterone Acetate 126

16.3.2 Spironolactone 126

16.4 Finasteride 126

References 127

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