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British Association of Dermatologists guidelines for biologic therapy for psoriasis 2017

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C. H. Smith, Z. K. Jabbar-Lopez, Z. Z. Yiu, T. Bale, A. D. Burden, L. C. Coates, M. Cruickshank, T. Hadoke, E. MacMahon, R. Murphy, C. Nelson-Piercy, C. M. Owen, R. Parslew, E. Peleva, E. Pottinger, E. J. Samarasekera, J. Stoddart, C. Strudwicke, V. Venning, R. B. Warren & 2 more L. S. Exton, M. F. Mohd Mustapa

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)628-636
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Issue number3
Early online date22 Sep 2017
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2017


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    This is the peer reviewed version of an article which will be published in final form in British Journal of Dermatology (Wiley, 2017) at © Wiley, 2017. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving.

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The overall aim of the guideline is to provide evidence-based recommendations on the use of biologic therapies (adalimumab, etanercept, infliximab, ixekizumab, secukinumab and ustekinumab) in adults, children and young people for the treatment of psoriasis; consideration is given to the specific needs of people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Biologic therapies have now been in use for over 10 years, and with accrued patient-years exposure and clinical experience, many areas that were covered in previous versions of the guideline are now part of the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) and/or routine care so that specific recommendations are redundant (see Toolkit A: Summary of licensed indications and posology for biologic therapy, in Supporting information 2). Therefore, in this update we focus on areas where there has been a major change in the evidence base or clinical practice, where practice is very varied and/or where clear consensus or guidelines are lacking (see section 3.1 in Supporting information 1). This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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