Pattern of response in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis treated with etanercept.

C E M Griffiths, W Sterry, F Brock, M Dilleen, D Stefanidis, J M Germain, L Mallbris

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    BACKGROUND: Etanercept (ETN) 50 mg once-weekly (QW) or 50 mg twice-weekly (BIW) for 12 weeks, followed by 50 mg QW in all subjects through week 24 improved psoriasis in patients with concomitant psoriatic arthritis in the PRESTA trial. Data from PRESTA were used to evaluate the effect of ETN in the treatment of psoriasis by Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) body-region and component, and determine if PASI responses correlate with the Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI). METHODS: Median time to 75% improvement in PASI (PASI75), body-specific and component-specific subscales over 24 weeks was estimated. Pearson correlation coefficients determined the association between DLQI score and PASI total score, body- and component-specific subscales with ETN treatment at baseline and up to Week 24. RESULTS: 748 patients from PRESTA were included (ETN 50 mg QW/QW, n = 371; BIW/QW, n = 377). Patients achieved PASI75 total score and 75% improvements in all body regions and components faster on ETN 50 mg BIW/QW than QW/QW (all P
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalThe British journal of dermatology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 24 May 2014


    • DLQI
    • PASI
    • Psoriasis
    • etanercept
    • quality of life
    • treatment response


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