Journal article

Treatment modalities and risk of adverse events associated with biologic therapy: A 10-year observational review of the Australasian Psoriasis Registry

Brent J Doolan, Digsu Koye, Joanna Ling, Geoffrey D Cains, Christopher Baker, Peter Foley, Con Dolianitis

Australasian Journal of Dermatology | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory disease affecting ~2-3% of the Australasian population. Therapeutic options include topical agents, phototherapy, systemic immunomodulators and biologic agents. Biologics present an acceptable short- and medium-term safety profile, derived mainly from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and, however, may not represent real-world rates of adverse events (AEs). METHODS: A retrospective, observational study of patients enrolled in The Australasian Psoriasis Registry from April 2008 to October 2018 was conducted. Data were collected from 104 sites in Australia and New Zealand. Patient characteristics, treatments and AE data were collected. AEs were..

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