Maintenance of Investigator's Static Global Assessment Response with Once-Daily Crisaborole in Participants with Mild to Moderate Atopic Dermatitis

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Dermatol Ther (Heidelb)


INTRODUCTION: Treatments for atopic dermatitis (AD) often fail to achieve lasting disease control. In the CrisADe CONTROL phase III study ( NCT04040192), participants aged ≥ 3 months with mild to moderate AD treated with once-daily (QD) crisaborole, following initial treatment success with crisaborole twice daily (BID), had longer periods of flare-free maintenance, a higher number of flare-free days, and a lower number of flares compared with those who received vehicle. The study was an exploratory analysis of data on the maintenance of response per Investigator's Static Global Assessment (ISGA; ISGA score of 0 [clear] or 1 [almost clear]) during the CrisADe CONTROL study through week 52.

METHODS: Exploratory endpoints were the time to ISGA response during the open-label run-in period, and the maintenance of ISGA response and the severity and duration of flares during the double-blind maintenance period. Outcomes were stratified by age (participants aged 3 months to < 12 years and ≥ 12 years) and duration of crisaborole BID treatment (< 4 weeks or ≥ 4 weeks) during the open-label run-in period.

RESULTS: During the open-label run-in period, the median time to ISGA response was 41.5 days. From week 4 to week 52 of the double-blind maintenance period, the proportion of participants who maintained ISGA response was greater with crisaborole versus vehicle, and this difference was statistically significant up to week 36 (P < 0.05). Duration of flare periods during the maintenance period were 54.1 and 54.0 days for the vehicle and crisaborole-treated groups, respectively. Numerically fewer crisaborole-treated participants experienced a flare with an ISGA score of ≥ 2 compared with vehicle-treated participants (64.8% vs. 74.4%, respectively). Findings were comparable across most subgroups.

CONCLUSIONS: Adult and pediatric participants with mild to moderate AD at baseline who had achieved responder criteria (treatment success) with crisaborole BID during the run-in period maintained response per ISGA with crisaborole QD during the double-blind maintenance period through week 52.


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