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Novartis provides promising update on Cosentyx in plaque psoriasis

Novartis has revealed brief new data on its IL-17A antibody Cosentyx (secukinumab) in the treatment off plaque psoriasis, showing that the therapy “improves inflammation and rapidly supresses IL-23” in cases of the disease.

Published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, the findings indicated that  Consentyx generated a “substantial improvement” in inflammation for the majority of patients after as little as 12 weeks by modulating gene expression and reversing plaque histopathology.

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