VARIATIONS OF THE EFFICIENCY OF BIOLOGICAL THERAPY IN VULGAR PSORIASIS

  • Claudia-Elena BÎLU “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iași
  • Laura STĂTESCU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • V. VÂȚĂ “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • Adriana-Ionela PĂTRAȘCU “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iași
  • Alina STÎNCANU “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iași
  • Ioana-Alina HALIP “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi
  • A. NICOLESCU
  • Laura GHEUCĂ SOLOVĂSTRU “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Abstract

With the rapid understanding of the pathogenesis of psoriasis, the number of treatment options available for moderate to severe form has also increased. In this paper, we focus on the efficacy and safety profile of biological products in patients with psoriasis. In addition, we discuss the impact of biologics on comorbidities caused by psoriasis, considering several factors associated with the patient and the condition, and aim to review therapeutic opportunities in terms of biologic therapies and their variety. Material and methods: A retrospective study that has as a sample a group of 113 patients diagnosed with psoriasis vulgaris, under investigation by the Dermato-Venerology Clinic at the “Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iași. All these patients are under biological therapy and were admitted to the clinic between 2017-2021. Results: Of the 113 patients proposed for the study, 63% were male (n = 71) and 37% female (n = 42). Of the total sample, the preponderance of the age range was that of the ‘> 40 years’ range with a total of 85% (n = 96) consisting of 61 men and 35 women (p = 0.019, statistically significant result). Conclusions: With the introduction of new biological substances and the discontinuation of others, an update of biological substances in psoriasis is delayed. Understanding the benefits, risks and monitoring of patients with biologic therapies is becoming increasingly important for the dermatologist.

Author Biographies

Laura STĂTESCU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Medical Specialties (III)
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iași

V. VÂȚĂ, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Medical Specialties (III)
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iași

Ioana-Alina HALIP, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Medical Specialties (III)

A. NICOLESCU

CMDT Roma, Bucharest

Laura GHEUCĂ SOLOVĂSTRU, “Grigore T. Popa” University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi

Faculty of Medicine
Department of Medical Specialties (III)
“Sf. Spiridon” County Clinical Emergency Hospital Iaș

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Published
2021-12-30
Section
INTERNAL MEDICINE - PEDIATRICS