Adverse Cutaneous Reactions of Common Biologic Medications for Rheumatic Diseases

Title

Adverse Cutaneous Reactions of Common Biologic Medications for Rheumatic Diseases

Creator

Khanna Urmi; Ellis Ariana M; Fernandez Anthony P

Publisher

Current Treatment Options in Rheumatology

Date

2019
1905-07

Description

Purpose of Review: Within the last two decades, the application of biologic medications for rheumatic diseases has greatly expanded. Therefore, it is important for clinicians to be knowledgeable about potential adverse reactions of this medication class. The goal of this review is to discuss the current understanding of cutaneous adverse reactions that may occur with common biologic medications utilized in the management of rheumatic diseases.Recent Findings: A variety of cutaneous reactions have been reported in association with biologics commonly used to treat rheumatic diseases. Here, we review cutaneous reactions reported with tumor necrosis factor-α inhibitors, abatacept (co-stimulation blockade), CD20 inhibitors, IL-17 inhibitors, IL-12/23 inhibitors, and IL-6 inhibitors. The side effects, in most cases, can be managed without discontinuation of the associated biologic medication. However, there are identified reactions that warrant discontinuation or adjustments in order to prevent additional and possibly permanent patient morbidity.Summary: While causation is often difficult to prove when cutaneous side effects are observed in relation to biologic therapies, it is important for clinicians to be aware of characteristic or distinguishing cutaneous reactions in order to treat patients with rheumatic diseases safely and effectively.

Subject

Adverse cutaneous effects; Biologics; Infusion reaction; Rheumatic diseases

Format

Journal Article

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Rights

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Pages

290

Issue

4

Volume

5

ISSN

2198-6002

NEOMED College

NEOMED College of Medicine

NEOMED Department

NEOMED Student Publications; NEOMED College of Medicine Student

Update Year & Number

January 2020 Update

Citation

Khanna Urmi; Ellis Ariana M; Fernandez Anthony P, “Adverse Cutaneous Reactions of Common Biologic Medications for Rheumatic Diseases,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed July 29, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/10924.

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