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Clinical Report

Risk Factor Analysis for the Immunogenicity of Adalimumab Associated with Decreased Clinical Response in Chinese Patients with Psoriasis

Hsien-Yi Chiu, Ting-Shun Wang, Chih-Chieh Chan, Sung-Jan Lin, Tsen-Fang Tsai
DOI: 10.2340/00015555-2069


Although anti-drug antibodies against biologics have been associated with decreased clinical efficacy, the immunogenicity of biologics seems to vary between drugs, diseases and ethnicities. This study aims to investigate the predictors for the formation of anti-adalimumab antibodies (AAA) and the clinical consequences of AAA formation. In 53 Chinese psoriatic patients treated with adalimumab, AAA was detected in 50.9%. Differences in Psoriasis Area and Severity Index 75 (PASI75) response rates among patients with and without AAA were significant (44.4% vs. 88.5%; p=0.001). Patients with AAA had significantly lower trough concentrations of adalimumab than those without AAA. Risk factor analysis showed that treatment interruption, low trough adalimumab concentration, absence of concomitant methotrexate use and biologics switching were associated with a higher AAA titre. The treatment pattern of biologics influences the risk of AAA formation, thereby leading to reduced efficacy of adalimumab.


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