The Association between Hidradenitis Suppurativa and Crohn's Disease: in Search of the Missing Pathogenic Link

Hessel van der Zee, B Horvath, GBE Jemec, Errol Prens

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Hidradenitis suppurativa is a chronic, autoinflammatory skin disease. Shalom et al. demonstrate in a large cross-sectional study an association between Crohn's disease and hidradenitis suppurativa, but not with ulcerative colitis. This association supports the hypothesis that a similar pathogenic mechanism contributes to both diseases, providing new possibilities for functional studies and therapy development.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1747-1748
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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  • EMC MM-02-72-02
  • EMC MM-03-61-05-A

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