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NICE recommends ixekizumab for persistent severe plaque psoriasis

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: (Published 13 March 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j1275
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), in its final draft guidance issued this week, has recommended ixekizumab, an antibody that inhibits interleukin-17A, as an option for treating adults with severe plaque psoriasis that doesn’t respond to standard therapies.

The guidance recommended ixekizumab as an option for treating plaque psoriasis in adults, but only if they had severe disease (a …

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