What are the treatment implications of comorbid hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) and Crohn disease?

Updated: Aug 30, 2019
  • Author: Marina Jovanovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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The coexistence of the 2 conditions may have implications in the treatment of perianal sepsis in such patients. Each condition can mask the other. Hidradenitis suppurativa may adversely affect the clinical course of patients with Crohn disease. Furthermore, patients with both conditions are more prone to persistent sepsis and frequently require proctocolectomy and fecal diversion procedures. [12]


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