Secukinumab as Biological Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis in Real Clinical Practice

INTRODUCTION:

Clinical trials of secukinumab have demonstrated their efficacy and safety in psoriatic arthritis as biological first choice or after inadequate response to other biological treatments.

OBJECTIVE:

To analyze the efficacy and safety of secukinumab in peripheral psoriatic arthritis over 12 months in real clinical practice.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Patients with active peripheral psoriatic arthritis who started treatment with secukinumab according to the technical specifications were included. Efficacy and safety were evaluated from baseline to 12 months comparing naive and non-naive to biological therapy patients.

RESULTS:

A total of 76 patients were included (22 naive and 54 non-naive to biological) with an age of 51.9 years (10.3) and duration of the disease of 9.5 years (7.1). Of them, 31.6% with dactylitis, 51.3% with enthesitis and the baseline DAPSA was 19.0 (9.8). The retention rate was high, 90.9% in naive and 81.5% in non-naïve patients, and the percentage of patients with a DAPSA less than or equal to 14 was higher in the naive patients even after adjusting for age, sex and FAMEsc (P=.016). The safety data were similar to those described in the clinical trials.

CONCLUSIONS:

Secukinumab is effective and safe in 12-month treatment in peripheral active psoriatic arthritis in real clinical practice, after inadequate response to TNF or as first biological treatment.

 2019 Sep 3. pii: S1699-258X(19)30112-3. doi: 10.1016/j.reuma.2019.07.002. [Epub ahead of print]