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Paediatric psoriasis: ixekizumab beneficial in difficult-to-treat areas

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Dr Marieke Seyger , Radboud University Medical Centre, the Netherlands
SPIN 2022
High clearance rates in challenging body areas of children were observed on long-term ixekizumab treatment for psoriasis. After 108 weeks, scalp psoriasis, for example, was cleared in 76.2% and genital psoriasis in 87.5% of patients. Psoriasis involving certain difficult-to-treat areas of the body can account for a more substantial impact on quality-of-life than might be expected from just looking at the surface area involved [1]. Thus, an international group with primary investigator Dr Marieke Seyger (Radboud University Medical Centre, the Netherlands) focussed on the long-term efficacy of ixekizumab in children and adolescents with moderate-to-severe psoriasis, especially in these areas [2]. They presented data from the phase 3 IXORA-PEDS trial (NCT03073200) and its open-label extension until week 108. Of the 171 participants randomised in the placebo-con...

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