Data on the tolerability and response to biologic therapies for type 2 immune disorders in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are currently lacking. Our survey aimed at assessing the adherence of patients to dupilumab therapy and the risk of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. A total of 80 patients with atopic dermatitis treated with dupilumab completed a web-based survey. Of the 80 patients, 7 discontinued dupilumab owing to concerns and difficulties related to COVID-19. Our sample was highly susceptible to viral infection owing to the frequency of risk factors including living in high SARS-CoV-2 burden areas, such as in Northern Italy; having comorbidities, such as asthma, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease; and being of advanced age. Older patients in our sample are particularly exposed to the risk of COVID-19–related cytokine storm, triggered by excessive interleukin-4 production and type 2 immune response. One patient contracted SARS-CoV-2 infection without the progression of COVID-19 despite continuing scheduled dupilumab treatment. Because evidence on the appropriate management of biologic therapy in the setting of COVID-19 is lacking, the collection of clinical data from patients in treatment with dupilumab is a valuable addition to current clinical practice. Our survey provides a contribution to the understanding of the tolerability and response to dupilumab during COVID-19 and suggests a feasible and effective approach to patients being treated with biologics even when social distancing is required.

COVID-19. important updates and developments edited by franco rongioletti, MD, and leonard hoenig, MD Impact of COVID-19 on patients with atopic dermatitis / Grieco, T.; Chello, C.; Sernicola, A.; Muharremi, R.; Michelini, S.; Paolino, G.; Carnicelli, G.; Pigatto, P. D.. - In: CLINICS IN DERMATOLOGY. - ISSN 0738-081X. - 39:6(2021), pp. 1083-1087. [10.1016/j.clindermatol.2021.07.008]

COVID-19. important updates and developments edited by franco rongioletti, MD, and leonard hoenig, MD Impact of COVID-19 on patients with atopic dermatitis

Grieco T.;Chello C.;Sernicola A.
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Muharremi R.;Paolino G.;Carnicelli G.;
2021

Abstract

Data on the tolerability and response to biologic therapies for type 2 immune disorders in the context of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) are currently lacking. Our survey aimed at assessing the adherence of patients to dupilumab therapy and the risk of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. A total of 80 patients with atopic dermatitis treated with dupilumab completed a web-based survey. Of the 80 patients, 7 discontinued dupilumab owing to concerns and difficulties related to COVID-19. Our sample was highly susceptible to viral infection owing to the frequency of risk factors including living in high SARS-CoV-2 burden areas, such as in Northern Italy; having comorbidities, such as asthma, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease; and being of advanced age. Older patients in our sample are particularly exposed to the risk of COVID-19–related cytokine storm, triggered by excessive interleukin-4 production and type 2 immune response. One patient contracted SARS-CoV-2 infection without the progression of COVID-19 despite continuing scheduled dupilumab treatment. Because evidence on the appropriate management of biologic therapy in the setting of COVID-19 is lacking, the collection of clinical data from patients in treatment with dupilumab is a valuable addition to current clinical practice. Our survey provides a contribution to the understanding of the tolerability and response to dupilumab during COVID-19 and suggests a feasible and effective approach to patients being treated with biologics even when social distancing is required.
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