Inge Elizabeth Deckers

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BACKGROUND Few comprehensive studies exist on the epidemiology of hidradenitis suppurativa, a very distressing skin disease. OBJECTIVE We sought to identify disease-related factors associated with severity, sex, and family history. METHODS Ordinal logistic regression was used in 846 consecutive Dutch patients with hidradenitis suppurativa to calculate(More)
BACKGROUND Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) causes considerable morbidity. The long-term prognosis is of obvious interest to both patients and physicians. We conducted this study to determine the prognosis and risk factors in patients diagnosed with HS. OBJECTIVES To describe the long-term prognosis and the clinical course of HS and its association to known(More)
The pathogenesis of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) or acne inversa is not completely understood. Recent research has led to greater insight into the mechanisms involved in the disease. The primary defect in HS pathophysiology rests with the hair follicle. Follicular occlusion, followed by follicular rupture, and a foreign body-type immune response are(More)
BACKGROUND Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the hair follicle. Standard practice of managing acute flares with corticosteroid injection lacks scientific evidence. OBJECTIVE We sought to assess the outcomes of routine treatment using intralesional triamcinolone (triamcinolone acetonide 10 mg/mL) in the management of acute(More)
BACKGROUND The reported mean age of onset of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is between 20 and 24 years. Prepubertal onset is thought to be rare. OBJECTIVE We sought to determine the prevalence of early-onset HS and to compare clinical characteristics between early-onset and normal-onset HS in a retrospective study. METHODS Data were collected from 855(More)
BACKGROUND Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is often associated with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD; Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis). However, the prevalence of IBD in HS patients is unknown. OBJECTIVE To determine the prevalence of IBD in HS patients, and determine if patients with HS and IBD have a distinct HS phenotype. METHODS For this(More)
BACKGROUND Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) has a major impact on patients' quality of life (QoL). Although it has commonly been assumed that HS impairs sexual health, only a single case-control study has been performed on sexual functioning in a small group of patients with HS. OBJECTIVES To investigate the QoL with a particular focus on sexual health in a(More)