Key clinical point: Abrocitinib led to greater and rapid improvements in itch and skin clearance compared with placebo in patients with severe or difficult-to-treat atopic dermatitis (AD).
Major finding: At week 16, a significantly higher proportion of patients achieved an Investigator’s Global Assessment score of 0 or 1, Eczema Area and Severity Index-75 and -90 responses, and a ≥4-point improvement in Peak Pruritus Numerical Rating Scale score with abrocitinib 200-mg vs placebo across all subgroups (all nominal P < .05).
Study details: This post hoc analysis of the JADE COMPARE trial (n = 837) included a subset of patients with severe or difficult-to-treat AD who were randomly assigned to receive oral abrocitinib (200 or 100 mg), subcutaneous dupilumab (300 mg), or placebo with medicated topical therapy for 16 weeks.
Disclosures: This study was funded by Pfizer Inc. Some authors declared receiving grants or personal fees or serving as consultants, speakers, board members, or investigators for various organizations, including Pfizer. Five authors declared being employees of or shareholders in Pfizer.
Source: Simpson EL et al. Efficacy and safety of abrocitinib in patients with severe and/or difficult ‑to‑treat atopic dermatitis: A post hoc analysis of the randomized phase 3 JADE COMPARE trial. Am J Clin Dermatol. 2023 (May 22). doi: 10.1007/s40257-023-00785-5