Introduction: Collagenase clostridium histolyticum (CCH) is the first and only licensed medical treatment for men with Peyronie's disease (PD). Published literature shows intralesional CCH injection as an effective and safe minimally invasive treatment in a specific subgroup of PD patients. Areas covered: The authors discuss pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics as well as clinical outcomes and safety profile from major CCH studies in PD. All relevant CCH studies published in PubMed and EMBASE databases up to June 2019 were included.Expert opinion: Given the variability in treatment schedule and drug access coupled with the potential need for further treatment, strict patient selection and the use of adjunctive strategies are key determinants to maximize clinical efficacy of intralesional CCH. Furthermore, longer-term follow-up data on the clinical outcomes, safety and durability of CCH in larger multi-center studies and post-marketing surveillance data are necessary to provide a comparison to other standard PD treatment options.
Expert opinion on biological therapy. 2020 Apr 29 [Epub ahead of print]
Eric Chung, Susan Scott, Juan Wang
AndroUrology Centre, Brisbane, QLD, Australia., University of Queensland, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, Australia.