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Infliximab to etanercept switch in patients with spondyloarthropathies and psoriatic arthritis: preliminary data

Caroline Delaunay, Valérie Farrenq, André Marini-Portugal, Jean-David Cohen, Xavier Chevalier, Pascal Claudepierre
Journal of Rheumatology 2005, 32 (11): 2183-5
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OBJECTIVE: To report early experience of switching anti-tumor necrosis factor-a (TNF-alpha) therapy from infliximab to etanercept in patients with spondyloarthropathy (SpA) and psoriatic arthritis (PsA).

METHODS: Thirteen patients with various SpA (7 with ankylosing spondylitis and 6 with undifferentiated SpA) and 2 patients with PsA were receiving infliximab. Because they were experiencing inadequate response or adverse events, therapy was changed to etanercept. Patients were evaluated for response to the change in anti-TNF-alpha therapy at baseline, after 3 months, and then every 6 months.

RESULTS: During the mean 10-month followup after the change in therapy, 9 of 13 patients with SpA and both patients with PsA responded to etanercept and none experienced intolerance to this agent.

CONCLUSION: These data suggest that switching between anti-TNF-alpha drugs may be useful for patients with SpA who are unresponsive or intolerant to a first anti-TNF-alpha agent.

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