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Novel classification system for perianal fistulising Crohn’s disease

Presented By
Dr Philip Tozer, St Mark’s Hospital and Academic Institute, UK
Conference
ECCO 2022
A new patient-oriented classification system for perianal fistulising Crohn’s disease (PFCD) has been developed by expert consensus. The new classification system includes treatment suggestions per class and patient-specific recommendations for clinical trial suitability. “PFCD has a prevalence of 14 to 43% among patients with CD and significantly reduces the quality of life of these patients,” said Dr Jeroen Geldof (University Hospital Ghent, Belgium) [1]. “In addition, the current classification systems for PFCD lack a clear connection with the clinical practice. By means of a modified nominal group expert consensus process, 4 groups of patients with PFCD were identified.” The ‘treat to patient’ goal was the basis of each category. Dr Philip Tozer (St Mark’s Hospital and Academic Institute, UK) outlined the different classes of the new classification system [2]. Class 1 – Patients with minimal disease: the...


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