Clinical experience of the use of adalimumab in the management of hidradenitis suppurativa. Comparison of response rates with Crohn disease

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research

Author(s): Moyano B, Clemente A, Marín-Jiménez I, Martorell A

The recent approval of adalimumab as the first treatment to be approved for the management of hidradenitis suppurativa has represented a before and after in the control of this chronic inflammatory disease. Given the inflammatory burden of this cutaneous disease, in the last few years hidradenitis suppurativa has been compared with inflammatory bowel disease, particularly with Crohn disease, to the point of considering hidradenitis suppurativa as “Crohn disease of the skin”. These two chronic inflammatory diseases show sufficient similarities to consider whether treatment response based on the inflammatory load could also be similar. The present article aims to analyse the efficacy of adalimumab in hidradenitis suppurativa in comparison with a truly comparable disease, Crohn disease, with a view to evaluating therapeutic response rates and to drawing conclusions on the therapeutic success obtained in this disabling cutaneous disease.

Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Actas dermo-sifiliograficas
Journal Abbreviation: Actas Dermosifiliogr
Journal Date Published: 2017-01-13

National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 28081769
Article Source:
Lasted Revision: 2017-01-13

Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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