Real-life effectiveness of ustekinumab in inflammatory bowel disease patients with concomitant psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis: An IG-IBD study

Daniela Pugliese, Marco Daperno, Gionata Fiorino, Edoardo Savarino, Elena Mosso, Livia Biancone, Anna Testa, Lucio Sarpi, Maria Cappello, Giorgia Bodini, Flavio Caprioli, Stefano Festa, Gabriella Laino, Giovanni Maconi, Silvia Mazzuoli, Giammarco Mocci, Alessandro Sartini, Alessandra D'Amore, Stefano Alivernini, Elisa GremeseAlessandro Armuzzi

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Abstract

Background: Few data exist regarding the effectiveness of ustekinumab in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients treated for concomitant psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis. Aims: to describe the outcomes of IBD patients who received subcutaneous ustekinumab through a dermatological or rheumatological prescription. Methods: This multicenter, retrospective study included all IBD patients who were started on ustekinumab for concomitant active psoriasis/ psoriatic arthritis, irrespective of IBD activity. The primary endpoint was overall ustekinumab persistence, defined as the maintenance of therapy because of sustained clinical benefit for IBD. Results: Seventy patients (64 Crohn's disease / 6 ulcerative colitis) were enrolled. The median follow-up on ustekinumab therapy was 10.7 months (range, 1.4–67.3). Twelve patients (17.1%) withdrew the treatment after a median of 7.4 months (range, 0.9–23.8). The cumulative probability of maintaining ustekinumab treatment was 97.1% at 6 months and 77.1% at 12 months. Among the 56 patients with baseline active IBD, 34 (60.7%) were in clinical remission at the last follow-up visit. Their cumulative probability of achieving clinical remission was 84.7% and 63.9% at 6 and 12 months, respectively. Two patients stopped ustekinumab for an adverse event. Conclusions: Subcutaneous ustekinumab had a good effectiveness profile for IBD patients treated for concomitant dermatological or rheumatological conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)972-977
JournalDigestive and Liver Disease
Volume51
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Crohn's disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Ustekinumab

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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