Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




Background/aim: PSORTAKSIS is a psoriasis registry, which is used for follow-up of patients in Kayseri City Education and Research Hospital, Dermatology Clinic since 2016 in Turkey. PSORTAKSIS includes demographic data, follow-up clinical findings, laboratory output, and treatment information of patients. Here, drug survivals of biologic therapeutics (BT) according to three-year data of PSORTAKSIS will be presented. Materials and methods: Drug survival of BT in PSORTAKSIS was analyzed from 2016 to March 2019. Results: 158 patients (111 of them BT-naive) with psoriasis under BT were enrolled in the current study. Drug survival analysis of patients with ongoing BT (158 treatment periods) revealed mean survival time as 15.49 months for ustekinumab, 15.37 months for adalimumab, 14.00 months for etanercept, 5 months for infliximab, and 4.59 months for secukinumab. The differences between drug survivals of BT were statistically significant (log-rank test, X2 = 79.915, p < 0.0001). Age of onset was found to be the only independent risk factor of drug survival according to regression analysis (p = 0.029). Conclusion: As a conclusion, drug survival of UST was significantly higher than that of TNF-alpha inhibitors and SEC in the treatment of psoriasis. This study revealed that among predictors, age at disease onset may influence drug survival.


Psoriasis, drug survival, anti-TNF, ustekinumab, secukinumab, psoriasis registry

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