Dermatol Ther (Heidelb) 2022 Jun 7;12(6):1289-1302. Epub 2022 Jun 7.
Ortho Dermatologics (a Division of Bausch Health US, LLC), Bridgewater, NJ, USA.
Psoriatic involvement in areas of the body such as nails, palms and soles (palmoplantar), and scalp is associated with dramatically negative effects on quality of life relative to involvement elsewhere in the body. Although numerous evidence-based studies demonstrate the efficacy of biologics for overall skin clearance in moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis (including tumor necrosis factor α [TNFα] inhibitors and interleukin [IL]-17A, IL-12/IL-23, IL-23, IL-17F, and IL-17A/F inhibitors), large, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical studies of psoriasis with nail, palmoplantar, and scalp involvement are needed to better inform decision-making in clinical practice. Moreover, biologic failure caused by drug ineffectiveness is a common occurrence in patients who do not respond, lose response, or are intolerant to treatment. Read More