Secukinumab in the treatment of psoriatic arthritis or ankylosing spondyloarthritis with multiple sclerosis: A case series with literature review

Eksin M. A., Erden A., Güven S. C., Armagan B., Ozdemir B., Karakas O., ...More

Immunotherapy, vol.14, no.6, pp.401-408, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.2217/imt-2021-0128
  • Journal Name: Immunotherapy
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, Chemical Abstracts Core, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.401-408
  • Keywords: ankylosing spondylitis, multiple sclerosis, psoriatic arthritis, secukinumab
  • Gazi University Affiliated: No


© 2022 Future Medicine Ltd.Background/aim: Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a demyelinating central nervous system disorder with few cases reported to have concomitant spondyloarthritis (SpA) spectrum disorders such as ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of secukinumab in the treatment of MS and accompanying ankylosing spondylitis or psoriatic arthritis. Materials & methods: In addition to four cases of their own, the authors conducted a systematic literature search. Demographics, comorbidities, symptoms of MS and SpA, medical treatments and changes in clinical and laboratory findings with treatment were recorded. Results & conclusions: After secukinumab therapy, all patients were found to have treatment response regarding axial involvement, without any progression of MS observed. For both SpA spectrum diseases and MS, secukinumab may be an appropriate choice.