Psoriasis :: Efficacy of Remicade in treatment of severe psoriasis
Data show patients with severe psoriasis affecting the nails experienced significant improvements with Remicade therapy.
Findings from an integrated analysis of data from three pivotal, randomized, placebo-controlled trials showed that at week 10 more than three-quarters of patients with severe psoriasis receiving REMICADE? (infliximab) 3 mg/kg or 5 mg/kg achieved a 75 percent improvement in the chronic, inflammatory skin disease as measured by the Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI 75). In addition, in a separate analysis, investigators presented findings from a Phase 3 study, which showed that patients treated with REMICADE experienced significant and progressive improvements in psoriasis affecting the nails. Nail disease occurs in up to 50 percent of people with psoriasis. These findings were presented today at the 65th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.
“The integrated data show the substantial efficacy of REMICADE and present great hope for patients with severe psoriasis, particularly those patients burdened with this chronic disease who previously failed phototherapy or systemic therapy,” said Alan Menter, MD, dermatologist, Baylor Research Institute, Dallas, and lead study investigator.