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TNF blockers likely beneficial for psoriatic patients with COVID-19

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Prof. Catherine Smith, King’s College London, UK

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Conference
PFG 2021
Trial
PsoProtect
Non-biologic systemic treatment more than doubled the risk for hospitalisation and death compared with tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibition in psoriasis patients included in the PsoProtect registry. Among the patient-reported reasons for declining COVID-19 vaccination were concerns about psoriasis worsening. The Psoriasis Patient Registry for Outcomes, Therapy and Epidemiology of COVID-19 Infection (PsoProtect) was created early on during the pandemic in March 2020 to learn about the effect of SARS-Cov-2 infection on patients with psoriasis [1,2]. PsoProtect collects data from clinicians, who provide detailed data on their psoriasis patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 on a global online platform. Prof. Catherine Smith (King’s College London, UK) reported the latest findings from a data-cut in July 2021 that included 1,272 cases [1]. The cohort consisted of 40% women, had a mean age of 49 years, and 86% were White. Systemic treatment wa...


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