We describe a case of a 28-year-old man who developed a cervical myelitis while exposed to ixekizumab (IL-17 inhibitor) for psoriatic arthritis. Spinal MRI showed a T2 hyperintense lesion at the C4-C5 level while brain MRI was unspecific. Oligoclonal bands were absent and extensive screening for autoimmunity was negative. Rechallenge with ixekizumab was positive corroborating a relation between drug exposure and the neurological event. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of CNS inflammatory adverse event associated with ixekizumab. We also provide a review of case reports of demyelinating disorders associated with the use of biologic drugs for the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

Ixekizumab exposure associated with myelitis: A case report and a literature review

Di Filippo M.;
2021

Abstract

We describe a case of a 28-year-old man who developed a cervical myelitis while exposed to ixekizumab (IL-17 inhibitor) for psoriatic arthritis. Spinal MRI showed a T2 hyperintense lesion at the C4-C5 level while brain MRI was unspecific. Oligoclonal bands were absent and extensive screening for autoimmunity was negative. Rechallenge with ixekizumab was positive corroborating a relation between drug exposure and the neurological event. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of CNS inflammatory adverse event associated with ixekizumab. We also provide a review of case reports of demyelinating disorders associated with the use of biologic drugs for the treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
2021
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