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Efficacy and Safety of Ixekizumab Through 5 Years in Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis: Long-Term Results from the UNCOVER-1 and UNCOVER-2 Phase-3 Randomized Controlled Trials

Craig Leonardi, Kristian Reich, Peter Foley, Hideshi Torii, Sascha Gerdes, Lyn Guenther, Melinda Gooderham, Laura K Ferris, Christopher EM Griffiths, Hany ElMaraghy, Heidi Crane, Himanshu Patel, Russel Burge, Gaia Gallo, David Shrom, Ann Leung, Chen-Yen Lin, Kim Papp

Dermatology and Therapy | ADIS INT LTD | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: Ixekizumab, a high-affinity monoclonal antibody that selectively targets interleukin-17A, is approved for treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis. Our objective was to evaluate the long-term efficacy and safety of ixekizumab in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis through 5 years. METHODS: Data were integrated from the UNCOVER-1 and UNCOVER-2, randomized, double-blinded, phase-3 trials. Patients who continuously received the labeled ixekizumab dose, were static Physician's Global Assessment (sPGA) (0,1) responders at Week 12 and completed 60 weeks of treatment could enter the long-term extension (LTE) period. Patients could escalate to every-2-week dosing per investigat..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This study was funded by Eli Lilly and Company. All authors had full access to all of the data in this study and take complete responsibility for the integrity of the data and accuracy of the data analysis. All costs associated with the development of this manuscript including the journal's Rapid Service Fee were funded by Eli Lilly and Company.