Cyclosporine for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults a review of clinical effectiveness and safety

The biologic agents are a more recent introduction to the management strategy for psoriasis. These agents block specific components of the immune system, such as tumour necrosis factor-[alpha] (e.g. infliximab, etanercept) and interleukin-12/23 (e.g. ustekinumab). They are reserved for more severe o...

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Main Authors: Singh, Kavita, Argáez, Charlene (Author)
Corporate Author: Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Ottawa (ON) Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health 2018, April 2018
Edition:Version 1.0
Series:CADTH rapid response report: summary with critical appraisal
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Collection: National Center for Biotechnology Information - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:The biologic agents are a more recent introduction to the management strategy for psoriasis. These agents block specific components of the immune system, such as tumour necrosis factor-[alpha] (e.g. infliximab, etanercept) and interleukin-12/23 (e.g. ustekinumab). They are reserved for more severe or refractory forms of disease and patients must meet certain criteria for provincial reimbursement. For example, Ontario Drug Benefits will reimburse infliximab in adults with severe plaque psoriasis only if there has been failure, intolerance, or a contraindication to adequate trials of several standard therapies, including at least two systemic oral agents (i.e. methotrexate, acitretin, or cyclosporine). Given the side effect profile and limitations in the use of cyclosporine, this review evaluates the clinical effectiveness and safety of this treatment for moderate to severe plaque psoriasis in adults
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