A Comprehensive Review of Ixekizumab Efficacy in Nail Psoriasis from Clinical Trials for Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis.Rheumatol Ther. 2023 Oct; 10(5):1127-1146.RT
Nail psoriasis is a difficult-to-treat manifestation of psoriatic disease affecting up to 80% of patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and 40-60% of patients with plaque psoriasis (PsO). Ixekizumab (IXE), a high-affinity monoclonal antibody that selectively targets interleukin-17A, is approved for the treatment of patients with PsA and patients with moderate-to-severe PsO. This narrative review aims to summarize nail psoriasis data generated from IXE clinical trials in patients with PsA (SPIRIT-P1, SPIRIT-P2, and SPIRIT-H2H) and/or moderate-to-severe PsO (UNCOVER-1, -2, -3, IXORA-R, IXORA-S, and IXORA-PEDS) with an emphasis on head-to-head clinical trial data. Across numerous trials explored, IXE treatment was associated with greater improvement in resolution of nail disease versus comparators at week 24, results which were maintained up to and beyond week 52. Additionally, patients experienced higher rates of resolution of nail disease versus comparators at week 24 and maintained high levels of resolution up to week 52 and beyond. In both PsA and PsO, IXE demonstrated efficacy in treating nail psoriasis, and therefore may be an effective therapy option. Trial Registration: ClinicalTrials.gov identifier UNCOVER-1 (NCT01474512), UNCOVER-2 (NCT01597245), UNCOVER-3 (NCT01646177), IXORA-PEDS (NCT03073200), IXORA-S (NCT02561806), IXORA-R (NCT03573323), SPIRIT-P1 (NCT01695239), SPIRIT-P2 (NCT02349295), SPIRIT-H2H (NCT03151551).