COMUNICADO: Brodalumab, a Novel Biologic for People with Moderate-to-Severe Psoriasis, Receives Positive Opinion from European CHMP

Publicado 22/05/2017 8:03:59CET

Psoriasis can be a painful, disabling and stigmatising condition with substantial social and psychological impact on a person's life.[20] Although the systemic nature of psoriasis often remains unrecognised, the inflammatory processes involved may be associated with the development of comorbidities[21] such as cardiovascular and metabolic diseases which are more prevalent in people with moderate-to-severe psoriasis.[22],[23] Research shows that people with moderate-to-severe psoriasis have a two to three-fold risk of anxiety, depression and suicidal behaviour compared to the general public.[24] According to the World Health Organization, the burden of living with psoriasis is underestimated and it urges for action to fight stigma and improve treatment.[20]


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