Risankizumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis: A multicenter, retrospective, 1 year real-life study

Giacomo Caldarola, Arianna Zangrilli, Nicoletta Bernardini, Mauro Bavetta, Clara De Simone, Dario Graceffa, Claudio Bonifati, Sara Faleri, Domenico Giordano, Marco Mariani, Adriana Micheli, Giuseppe Annibale Micheli, Gaia Moretta, Gianluca Pagnanelli, Vincenzo Panasiti, Alessia Provini, Antonio Richetta, Ketty Peris, Luca Bianchi

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Several new biologic agents targeting IL23/Th17 axis, such as risankizumab, have been developed for the treatment of psoriasis. The aim of the present study was to analyze the efficacy and safety of risankizumab in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis over a 52-week period. A multicentric retrospective study was conducted in patients who initiated risankizumab between July 2019 and December 2020. Psoriasis Area and Severity Index—PASI was measured at baseline and after 4, 16, 28 and 52 weeks. Clinical responses were evaluated by PASI75, PASI90 and PASI100 at the same timepoints. Potential safety issues and adverse events (AEs) were collected. Univariable and multivariable logistic regressions were performed for variables predicting clinical response. One hundred and twelve patients with psoriasis were included. PASI90 response was achieved by 17.86% of patients at week 4, 72.22% at week 16, 91.0% at week 28 and 95.24% at week 52 (as observed analysis). No associations between the considered variables and the efficacy endpoints were retrieved, influence of variables such as Body Mass Index (BMI), baseline PASI or previous biologics were not shown. No serious safety issues or discontinuations related to adverse events were reported. Risankizumab showed high efficacy and a favorable safety profile, regardless of patient- and disease-related factors.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)e15489-N/A
RivistaDermatologic Therapy
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2022


  • efficacy
  • interleukin-23
  • psoriasis
  • real-life
  • risankizumab
  • safety


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