Certolizumab pegol: new opportunities for treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis

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Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) is one of the key inflammatory cytokines in the pathogenesis of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, and its inhibition with genetically engineered biological drugs ensures control of the main symptoms of these diseases. Certolizumab pegol is a PEGylated (linked to polyethylene glycol) Fab’ fragment of a monoclonal antibody that inhibits human TNF-α. It is approved for treatment of moderate to severe plaque psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. This review summarizes the results of randomized clinical trials of efficacy and safety of certolizumab pegol in plaque psoriasis (CIMPASI 1, CIMPASI 2, and CIMPACT) and psoriatic arthritis (Rapid-PsA). The represented data demonstrate high efficacy of certolizumab pegol is bio-naïve patients and in patients previously exposed to other TNF inhibitors or IL17 inhibitors. The absence of the Fc-fragment in certolizumab pegol ensures minimal to no placental transfer of the drug and enables its usage during the entire pregnancy.

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A. A. Kubanov

State Research Center of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

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Alexey A. Kubanov — Dr. Sci. (Med.), Prof., Corresponding Member of Russian Academy of Sciences, Acting Director Russian Federation

A. L. Bakulev

Saratov State Medical University named after V. I. Razumovsky, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

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Andrey L. Bakulev — Dr. Sci. (Med)., Prof., Head of the Department of Dermatovenerology and Cosmetology Russian Federation

M. I. Gluzmin

Kuban State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

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Mikhail I. Gluzmin — Cand. Sci. (Med)., Assoc. Prof., Department Russian Federation

M. M. Kokhan

Ural Research Institute for Dermatovenerology and Immunopatology

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Muza M. Kokhan — Dr. Sci. (Med.), Prof., Head of the Research Clinical Dermatology Department Russian Federation

L. S. Kruglova

Central State Medical Academy, Administrative Department of the President of the Russian Federation

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Larisa S. Kruglova — Dr. Sci. (Med.), Prof., Head of the Department of Dermatovenereology and Cosmetology Russian Federation

N. S. Rudneva

Tula Regional Clinical Dermatovenerologic Dispensar

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Natalia S. Rudneva — Cand. Sci. (Med.), Chief Physician

Chief Specialist, Dermatovenerologist, Cosmetologist, Ministry of Health of the Tula Region

Russian Federation

O. Yu. Olisova

I. M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

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Olga Yu. Olisova — Dr. Sci. (Med.), Prof., Departmental Head Russian Federation

E. V. Sokolovsky

Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

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Evgeny V. Sokolovsky – Dr. Sci. (Med.), Prof., Head of the Department of Dermatovenereology Russian Federation

M. M. Khobeish

Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation

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Marianna M. Khobeish – Cand. Sci. (Med.), Assoc. Prof., Department of Dermatovenereology Russian Federation


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Copyright (c) 2019 Kubanov A.A., Bakulev A.L., Gluzmin M.I., Kokhan M.M., Kruglova L.S., Rudneva N.S., Olisova O.Y., Sokolovsky E.V., Khobeish M.M.

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