Severity Indexes

Due to the large spectrum of clinical severity, to the severe repercussions on quality of life and to the variety of treatments available, a reliable method for evaluating disease severity is needed. Ideally it should take into account the number, type and size of lesions, evolution, pain and repercussions for quality of life. Such a comprehensive instrument does not yet exist, but two attempts have been proposed to classify patients according to severity.

This is historically the first classification suggested and is still useful for the classification of patients in overall groups.

Recurrent abscesses with tract formation and cicatrization. Single or multiple, widely separated lesions.

Diffuse or near-diffuse involvement, or multiple interconnected tracts and abscesses across entire area.

Stage I can usually be managed with drugs and stage II patients may benefit from both limited excisions for recalcitrant lesions and drug therapy. Patients in stage III are unlikely to benefit from medical therapy, and should be offered wide surgery.

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