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Dermatology. 2010;221(2):172-8. doi: 10.1159/000317775. Epub 2010 Jul 13.

Skin and nail responses after 1 year of infliximab therapy in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis: a retrospective analysis of the EXPRESS Trial.

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Dermatologikum Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. reich@dermatologikum.de

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  • Dermatology. 2011 Feb;222(1):4.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The EXPRESS study demonstrated the initial efficacy of infliximab in psoriasis affecting the skin and nails.

OBJECTIVE:

To further assess how patients with a positive initial response to infliximab respond to 1 year of continuous infliximab treatment.

METHODS:

A retrospective analysis of patients with moderate-to-severe plaque and nail psoriasis who initiated and continued infliximab treatment up to week 46 was conducted.

RESULTS:

Among all nail psoriasis patients receiving 1 year of infliximab (n = 186), 74.6 and 54.1% achieved at least 75 or 90% improvement in the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) at week 50. These PASI-75 (n = 138) and PASI-90 (n = 100) responders had respective mean improvements from baseline to week 50 of 93.6 and 97.3% for the PASI, 90.6 and 94.1% for the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI) and 78.2 and 80.3% for the Nail Psoriasis Severity Index (NAPSI).

CONCLUSIONS:

Infliximab treatment for 1 year produced sustained improvement in PASI, DLQI and NAPSI scores.

PMID:
20628238
DOI:
10.1159/000317775
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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