New Data Show LEO Pharma’s Kyntheum® (brodalumab) Provides Greater Probability of Achieving Complete Skin Clearance for People with Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Compared with ustekinumab
BALLERUP, Denmark--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 13, 2018--Data presented at the 27 th European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) in Paris, show that treatment with LEO Pharma’s Kyntheum ® (brodalumab) for people with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis, was associated with a more rapid reduction in absolute Psoriasis Area Severity Index (PASI) scores and a greater probability of achieving complete skin clearance in all body regions compared with ustekinumab. 1,2 The possibility of attaining completely clear skin makes a significant difference to the lives of people with psoriasis, according to the newly published PsoClear Report. 3
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Outcomes of the first of two analyses of pooled data from the AMAGINE-2 and AMAGINE-3 studies showed a greater proportion of those taking Kyntheum ® achieved (absolute) PASI 0, meaning complete skin clearance without any symptoms of psoriasis, over time compared with ustekinumab (75% versus 52%, respectively at 52 weeks). 1 Absolute PASI scores measure the severity of redness, thickness and scaling of skin on different parts of the body, whereby a score of less than three is indicative of treatment success. 4 Results of the second analysis found that the time it took for 50% of patients to achieve complete clearance across all body regions – head and neck, trunk, upper limbs and lower limbs – was shorter with Kyntheum ® than ustekinumab. Over the course of the 52-week analysis, superior rates of complete clearance were seen as early as week two for Kyntheum ® treated patients. 2Please see the full press release attached.
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