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Long-term adalimumab efficacy in patients with moderate-to-severe hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa: 3-year results of a phase 3 open-label extension study

Christos C Zouboulis, Martin M Okun, Errol P Prens, Robert Gniadecki, Peter A Foley, Charles Lynde, Jamie Weisman, Yihua Gu, David A Williams, Gregor BE Jemec

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF DERMATOLOGY | MOSBY-ELSEVIER | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The optimal long-term dosing strategy for adalimumab (ADA) in hidradenitis suppurativa/acne inversa (HS) was evaluated by pooling the results of the PIONEER phase 3 trials and an open-label extension (OLE) study. OBJECTIVE: To assess the response to and tolerability of long-term administration of ADA in HS. METHODS: The durations of the PIONEER I/II periods A, B, and OLE were 12, 24, and 52 or more weeks, respectively. Patients who entered the OLE and received ADA (40 mg every week continuously) and responders plus partial responders (PRRs) were evaluated. Primary efficacy assessments included measurement of HS clinical response (HiSCR), lesion counts, skin pain, and Dermatology ..

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