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The impact of perianal fistula in Crohn’s disease on quality of life: results of a patient survey conducted in Europe
Perianal fistulas (PAF) in Crohn’s disease (CD) may impair social performance, sexual function, life activities and overall patients’ quality of life (QoL). Patient experience is important in the treatment decision making and in providing adequate support. Despite the clinical relevance, few studies have addressed the patient perspective on the impact of PAF and complex PAF (CPAF) in CD on QoL.