Last updated on July 2020

Comparison of Secukinumab 300 mg Combined With a Lifestyle Intervention to Secukinumab Alone for the Treatment of Moderate to Severe Psoriasis Patients With Concomitant Metabolic Syndrome

Brief description of study

Around 40% of moderate to severe psoriasis patients are affected by concomitant metabolic syndrome, making it one of the clinically most relevant comorbidities. Psoriasis as well as the metabolic syndrome are both characterized by a state of low-grade systemic inflammation (e.g. in the skin, joints, adipose tissue, liver or vascular endothelium). This shared pathophysiology makes systemic inflammation an attractive target for the treatment of both diseases. Secukinumab as well as lifestyle intervention are able to reduce systemic inflammation.

This trial is designed to answer the question whether the combination of Secukinumab with lifestyle intervention can primarily improve skin symptoms and secondly cardiometabolic status more than Secukinumab alone in psoriasis patients with concomitant metabolic syndrome by targeting the shared pathophysiology behind both diseases, which is systemic inflammation.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03440736

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Moenchengladbach, Germany
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