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PsoProtect International Registry

PsoProtect is an international registry for clinicians to report outcomes of COVID-19 in individuals with psoriasis. The registry seeks to improve our understanding of how factors such as immunomodulator therapies and comorbidities impact outcomes to COVID-19 in psoriasis. This information will inform clinicians when assessing risk and treating COVID-19 in patients with psoriasis. 


recent publications on COVID-19 & PSORIASIS

A multicenter study on effectiveness and safety of risankizumab in psoriasis: an Italian 16-week real-life experience during the COVID-19 pandemic.

J Eur Acad Dermatol Venereol. 2020 Oct 20;:

Authors: Hansel K, Zangrilli A, Bianchi L, Peris K, Chiricozzi A, Offidani A, Diotallevi F, Fargnoli MC, Esposito M, Amerio P, Gualdi G, Bianchi L, Stingeni L

Risankizumab is a humanized IgG monoclonal antibody that binds with high affinity and specificity to the p19 subunit and selectively inhibits IL-23, critical for psoriatic inflammation. In phase-3 trials (UltIMMa-1, UltIMMa-2, and IMMvent) risankizumab demonstrated early and sustained efficacy at 12-week dosing in patients with moderate-to-severe psoriasis.1,2 To date, limited real-life data are available on its effectiveness and safety.

PMID: 33080112 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

Factors associated with adverse COVID-19 outcomes in patients with psoriasis - insights from a global registry-based study.

J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2020 Oct 16;:

Authors: Mahil SK, Dand N, Mason KJ, Yiu ZZ, Tsakok T, Meynell F, Coker B, McAteer H, Moorhead L, Mackenzie T, Rossi MT, Rivera R, Mahe E, Carugno A, Magnano M, Rech G, Balogh EA, Feldman SR, De La Cruz C, Choon SE, Naldi L, Lambert J, Spuls P, Jullien D, Bachelez H, McMahon DE, Freeman EE, Gisondi P, Puig L, Warren RB, Di Meglio P, Langan SM, Capon F, Griffiths CE, Barker JN, Smith CH, PsoProtect study group

BACKGROUND: The multi-morbid burden and use of systemic immunosuppressants in people with psoriasis may confer greater risk of adverse COVID-19 outcomes but data are limited.
OBJECTIVE: Characterize the course of COVID-19 in psoriasis and identify factors associated with hospitalization.
METHODS: Clinicians reported psoriasis patients with confirmed/suspected COVID-19 via an international registry, PsoProtect. Multiple logistic regression assessed the association between clinical/demographic characteristics and hospitalization. A separate patient-facing registry characterized risk-mitigating behaviours.
RESULTS: Of 374 clinician-reported patients from 25 countries, 71% were receiving a biologic, 18% a non-biologic and 10% no systemic treatment for psoriasis. 348 (93%) fully recovered from COVID-19, 77 (21%) were hospitalized and nine (2%) died. Increased hospitalization risk was associated with older age (multivariable-adjusted OR 1.59 per 10 years, 95% CI 1.19-2.13), male sex (OR 2.51, 95% CI 1.23-5.12), non-white ethnicity (OR 3.15, 95% CI 1.24-8.03) and comorbid chronic lung disease (OR 3.87, 95% CI 1.52-9.83). Hospitalization was more frequent in patients using non-biologic systemic therapy than biologics (OR 2.84, 95% CI 1.31-6.18). No significant differences were found between biologic classes. Independent patient-reported data (n=1,626 across 48 countries) suggested lower levels of social isolation in individuals receiving non-biologic systemic therapy compared to biologics (OR 0.68, 95% CI 0.50-0.94).
CONCLUSION: In this international moderate-severe psoriasis case series, biologics use was associated with lower risk of COVID-19-related hospitalization than non-biologic systemic therapies, however further investigation is warranted due to potential selection bias and unmeasured confounding. Established risk factors (being older, male, non-white ethnicity, comorbidities) were associated with higher hospitalization rates.
CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS: We identify risk factors for COVID-19-related hospitalization in psoriasis patients, including older age, male sex, non-white ethnicity and comorbidities. Use of biologics was associated with lower hospitalization risk than non-biologic systemic therapies.

PMID: 33075408 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]


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