Tildrakizumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis: a 52-week, real-world Portuguese multicentric study

Tiago Torres, Paulo Varela, Pedro Mendes Bastos, Sofia Magina, Martinha Henrique, Paulo Ferreira


Background: Real-world evidence plays a pivotal role in validating the efficacy of biologic drugs beyond the controlled environment of randomized trials. This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of tildrakizumab in treating moderate-to-severe psoriasis within a real-world setting over a 52-week period in Portugal.

Methods: This multicentric, prospective, observational study included adult patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis. All participants received tildrakizumab 100 mg at weeks 0 and 4, followed by a maintenance dose every 12 weeks, and were monitored for 52 weeks. Primary endpoints were determined based on Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) assessments at baseline, 16 (±2) weeks, 28 (±2) weeks and 52 (±2) weeks.

Results: A total of 54 patients were enrolled in the study (56% men, mean age of 50.3 ± 14.4 years). Half of the sample (n=27) had no prior experience with biologic treatments. About 74% of patients (n=40) presented at least one comorbidity during the study, with psoriatic arthritis being the most prevalent (29.6%). By week 52, there was a significant decrease in the mean PASI from 17.8±10.3 at baseline to 1.3±1.9 (p<0.001), indicating an overall improvement of 93%. By week 52, more than 85% of patients attained PASI ≤5, more than 80% reached PASI ≤3, and nearly 60% achieved PASI ≤1. Infections were observed in 9.3% of patients, and one patient required hospitalization (1.9%). The cumulative proportion of patients continuing treatment at 52 weeks was 88.9%.

Conclusions: This study demonstrates that tildrakizumab is an effective and safe agent for the treatment of moderateto- severe psoriasis in a diverse, real-world setting.

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Torres T, Varela P, Mendes Bastos P, Magina S, Henrique M, Ferreira P. Tildrakizumab for the treatment of moderate-to-severe psoriasis: a 52-week, real-world Portuguese multicentric study. Drugs Context. 2024;13:2023-12-5. https://doi.org/10.7573/dic.2023-12-5

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