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Nice Guidance: Adalimumab, etanercept and ustekinumab for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people

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Adalimumab, Etanercept & Ustekinumab are recommended as an option for treating plaque psoriasis in children and young people aged 4 years or older, only if the disease:

  • is severe, as defined by a total Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) of 10 or more and
  • has not responded to standard systemic therapy, such as ciclosporin, methotrexate or phototherapy, or these options are contraindicated or not tolerated.

     

    Link to guidance here

Transition from children’s to adults’ services. NICE quality standard QS140

This NICE quality standard covers all young people (aged up to 25) using children’s health and social care services who are due to make the transition to adults’ services. It includes young people with mental health problems, with disabilities, with long-term, life-limiting or complex needs, in secure settings or under the care of local authorities.

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs140