Background: Eleven biologic drugs are currently approved for psoriasis management. Real-life studies are needed to guide clinicians in choosing a tailored-tail therapy. The aim of our retrospective study is to indirectly compare the efficacy and safety of ixekizumab and brodalumab in psoriasis patients. Methods: A single-centre real-life retrospective study was performed enrolling moderate-to-severe psoriatic patients under biologic treatment with ixekizumab or brodalumab. For each patient, clinical and demographic data were collected and the effectiveness and safety of brodalumab and ixekizumab treatment were evaluated at weeks 4, 12 and 24. Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) and Body Surface Area (BSA) were used for psoriasis severity. Results: A total of 139 patients were included in the study: 98(70.5%) and 41(29.5%) patients received ixekizumab and brodalumab, respectively. Mean PASI and BSA significantly reduced at each follow up for both ixekizumab and brodalumab groups. Even if ixekizumab reached higher rates of PASI90 and PASI100 than brodalumab (PASI90: 43.8%vs39.0% PASI100: 20.4%vs17.1% at week4 and PASI90: 83.6%vs75.6% PASI100: 71.5%vs60.9% at week24), these results were not statistically significant. Adverse events, mainly mild, were registered in 25.5% of ixekizumab and 26.8% of brodalumab group, respectively. Discontinuation rate was higher for brodalumab (17.1%vs9.1%), without statistical significance. Conclusion: Our study showed comparable efficacy and safety for ixekizumab and brodalumab.

Ixekizumab and brodalumab indirect comparison in the treatment of moderate to severe psoriasis: results from an Italian single-centre retrospective study in a real-life setting

Megna, Matteo
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Potestio, Luca;Camela, Elisa;Fabbrocini, Gabriella;Ruggiero, Angelo
2022

Abstract

Background: Eleven biologic drugs are currently approved for psoriasis management. Real-life studies are needed to guide clinicians in choosing a tailored-tail therapy. The aim of our retrospective study is to indirectly compare the efficacy and safety of ixekizumab and brodalumab in psoriasis patients. Methods: A single-centre real-life retrospective study was performed enrolling moderate-to-severe psoriatic patients under biologic treatment with ixekizumab or brodalumab. For each patient, clinical and demographic data were collected and the effectiveness and safety of brodalumab and ixekizumab treatment were evaluated at weeks 4, 12 and 24. Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) and Body Surface Area (BSA) were used for psoriasis severity. Results: A total of 139 patients were included in the study: 98(70.5%) and 41(29.5%) patients received ixekizumab and brodalumab, respectively. Mean PASI and BSA significantly reduced at each follow up for both ixekizumab and brodalumab groups. Even if ixekizumab reached higher rates of PASI90 and PASI100 than brodalumab (PASI90: 43.8%vs39.0% PASI100: 20.4%vs17.1% at week4 and PASI90: 83.6%vs75.6% PASI100: 71.5%vs60.9% at week24), these results were not statistically significant. Adverse events, mainly mild, were registered in 25.5% of ixekizumab and 26.8% of brodalumab group, respectively. Discontinuation rate was higher for brodalumab (17.1%vs9.1%), without statistical significance. Conclusion: Our study showed comparable efficacy and safety for ixekizumab and brodalumab.
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