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Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is a rare inflammatory papulosquamous skin disease, often refractory to conventional therapies. The off-label use of biologics, such as anti-TNF, -IL-12/IL-23, -IL-17 agents, has been proven successful, in the last two decades, in PRP treatment. Our aim was to analyse the literature for the use of biologics in PRP treatment. We conducted a review by "Pubmed" and "clinicaltrial.gov" searches. 68 articles met our selection criteria and were herein discussed. Out of 86 PRP patients, the vast majority of which treated with anti-TNF, -IL-12/IL-23, and -IL-17 biologics, either alone or in combination therapy, a marked-to-complete response (50-78%), a partial response (11-25%) or no/poor response (11-25%) was observed. This review has several limitations including small sample sizes, with no shared study design criteria, and the fact that -in some instances- PRP may spontaneously resolve. Further, the presence of concomitant therapy and/or the lack of detailed data on previous treatments, makes it difficult to strictly define a therapeutic role per se of specific biologics in PRP. This review shows that biologics may be regarded as a tool for PRP treatment alone or in combination therapy although clinical trials are needed to better assess their efficacy and safety.
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Name: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
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Published materials which provide an examination of recent or current literature. Review articles can cover a wide range of subject matter at various levels of completeness and comprehensiveness based on analyses of literature that may include research findings. The review may reflect the state of the art. It also includes reviews as a literary form.
An article or book published after examination of published material on a subject. It may be comprehensive to various degrees and the time range of material scrutinized may be broad or narrow, but the reviews most often desired are reviews of the current literature. The textual material examined may be equally broad and can encompass, in medicine specifically, clinical material as well as experimental research or case reports. State-of-the-art reviews tend to address more current matters. A review of the literature must be differentiated from HISTORICAL ARTICLE on the same subject, but a review of historical literature is also within the scope of this publication type.
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