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posted on 03.06.2021, 21:57 by Yvette Lamb

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Funding The preparation of this review was not supported by any external funding.


Authorship and Conflict of interest Y. N. Lamb is a salaried employee of Adis International Ltd./Springer Nature and declares no relevant conflicts of interest. All authors contributed to the review and are responsible for the article content.


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Abstract


Guselkumab (TREMFYA®), a fully human immunoglobulin G1λ (IgG1λ) monoclonal antibody that selectively targets interleukin (IL)-23, is an effective and generally well-tolerated treatment option for active psoriatic arthritis. Guselkumab is administered subcutaneously and can be used alone or in combination with methotrexate. In randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 trials in adults with active psoriatic arthritis and an inadequate response to or intolerance of standard treatment, guselkumab was effective in reducing disease activity and structural damage progression. Guselkumab conferred improvements in arthritis, enthesitis, dactylitis, psoriasis, axial symptoms, physical function and health-related quality of life. The clinical benefits of guselkumab for the diverse signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis increased or were maintained through two years of treatment, with no new safety signals emerging.


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