Background: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting 2-3% of the population in the world. The scalp is the most common, and frequently the first site of disease involvement. Occasionally it may be the only localization of psoriasis. Objective: Treatment of scalp psoriasis is often unsatisfactory, due to limited available topical therapy and reduced efficacy of some systemic drugs. Biologic therapies are recommended for severe psoriasis, resistant to topical treatment, but evidence from randomized, controlled studies is lacking regarding effectiveness on scalp-localized lesions. The aim of this paper is to show our experience on the efficacy of secukinumab on scalp psoriasis involvement. Methods: Adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis located in the scalp, who were eligible for biological therapy were selected for treatment with secukinumab. Results and Conclusion: Several clinical studies have shown the efficacy of secukinumab on plaque psoriasis, and some encouraging experience suggest the use in difficult sites such as the scalp; this article reports effective treatment with secukinumab of a series of patients with plaque and scalp psoriasis.

Pistone G, T.G. (2018). Scalp psoriasis: report of efficient treatment with secukinumab. THE JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT, 29(S1), 14-16 [10.1080/09546634.2018.1529380].

Scalp psoriasis: report of efficient treatment with secukinumab

Pistone G;Gurreri R;Curiale S;Bongiorno MR
2018

Abstract

Background: Psoriasis is a chronic inflammatory skin disease affecting 2-3% of the population in the world. The scalp is the most common, and frequently the first site of disease involvement. Occasionally it may be the only localization of psoriasis. Objective: Treatment of scalp psoriasis is often unsatisfactory, due to limited available topical therapy and reduced efficacy of some systemic drugs. Biologic therapies are recommended for severe psoriasis, resistant to topical treatment, but evidence from randomized, controlled studies is lacking regarding effectiveness on scalp-localized lesions. The aim of this paper is to show our experience on the efficacy of secukinumab on scalp psoriasis involvement. Methods: Adult patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis located in the scalp, who were eligible for biological therapy were selected for treatment with secukinumab. Results and Conclusion: Several clinical studies have shown the efficacy of secukinumab on plaque psoriasis, and some encouraging experience suggest the use in difficult sites such as the scalp; this article reports effective treatment with secukinumab of a series of patients with plaque and scalp psoriasis.
Pistone G, T.G. (2018). Scalp psoriasis: report of efficient treatment with secukinumab. THE JOURNAL OF DERMATOLOGICAL TREATMENT, 29(S1), 14-16 [10.1080/09546634.2018.1529380].
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