Differential Clinical and Serologic Response in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis to Drug Treatment

This study has been completed.
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National Taiwan University Hospital
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First received: March 22, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: December 2004
History: No changes posted
Psoriasis is a multifactorial cutaneous disorders which affects about 100000 patients in Taiwan. Psoriatic arthritis is also present in about 20~30 percents. Many drugs have been shown to aggravate psoriasis including drugs used in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis. On the contrary, anti-psoriatic drugs are also known to aggravate or induce psoriatic arthritis. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are believed to share the same pathogenic lymphocytes, but the differential responses to drugs are intriguing. This also causes problems in the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Recently different serologic markers have been found for the assessment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Recent genetic study showed a different genetic susceptibility genes. We tested the serologic responses of three new biologic drugs used in the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Paired blood samples of the same patients before and after 12 weeks of treatment were used. IL6 decreased after alefacept and etanercept but was increased after efalizumab treatment without statistical significance (Paired t test: 0.3336、0.2773、0.5904)。IL-8 decreased after etanercept but increased after efalizumab and alefacept without statistical significance (Paired t test: 0.4031、0.6749、0.2998)。IL10 decreased after efalizumab and etanercept, but increased significantly after alefacept treatment (Paired t test: 0.7254、0.5123、0.0350)。None of the treatment has a significant effect on TNF-alpha. HC10 decreased after alefacept and efalizumab,but increased after etanercept treatmentwithout statistical significance (Paired t test: 0.6589、0.1576、0.1988).

Psoriatic Arthritis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case Control
Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Official Title: Differential Clinical and Serologic Response in Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis to Drug Treatmen

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Estimated Enrollment: 20
Study Start Date: January 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: June 2005

Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Clinical diagnosis of psoriasis
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00451243

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National Taiwan University Hospital
Study Chair: TSEN-FANG Tsai TSEN-FANG Tsai
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00451243     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 9361701244 
Study First Received: March 22, 2007
Last Updated: March 22, 2007
Health Authority: Taiwan: Department of Health

Keywords provided by National Taiwan University Hospital:
psoriatic arthritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Psoriatic
Bone Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Spinal Diseases

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