Reporting the Viewpoint of Physicians Uniform Outcome Variables

The measures of the QoL must be correlated with the severity of the disease. Recently suggestions for uniform outcome variables for treatment effects in HS have been reported [7]:

1. Anatomical region involved (axilla, groin, gluteal or other region or inframammary region, left and/or right: 3 points per region involved)

2. Number and scores of lesions (abscesses, nodules, fistulas, scars; points per lesion of all regions involved: nodules/abscesses 2; fistulas 4; scars 1; others 1)

3. The longest distance between two relevant lesions, i.e., nodules and fistulas, in each region, or size if only one lesion (<5 cm 2; <10 cm 4; >10 cm 8)

4. Are all lesions clearly separated by normal skin? In each region (yes 0/no 6)

By assigning numerical scores to these variables, disease intensity can be quantified in a clinically meaning full way. A total score was calculated.

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