A Pilot Study of Topical Antiflammin-2 for Psoriasis

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National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Psoriasis

Study type

Observational

Funder types

NIH

Identifiers

NCT00001371
940048
94-C-0048

Details and patient eligibility

About

This study is a pilot trial designed to evaluate topical antiflammin-2, a phospholipase A2 (PLA2) inhibitor, in the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis. Antiflammin-2 in an ointment base, or the vehicle alone will each be applied four times per day to a single plaque in a randomized, double-blinded fashion.

Full description

This study is a pilot trial designed to evaluate topical antiflammin-2, a phospholipase A2 (PLA2) inhibitor, in the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis. Antiflammin-2 in an ointment base, or the vehicle alone will each be applied four times per day to a single plaque in a randomized, double-blinded fashion.

Sex

All

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Patients must be age 18 or older.

Patients male or female must use contraception if of childbearing age. No men and women actively attempting to conceive a child during the time of drug testing. No pregnant or nursing women.

Patients must be otherwise healthy, immunocompetent, ambulatory patients with psoriasis who have more than 5 percent of their body surface area involved with the disease or who have localized disabling psoriasis.

Have failed one prior topical treatment regimen including topical cortiscosteroids, coat tar preparations, or ultraviolet light.

An ambulatory performance status of 0,1,2 (ECOG Scale).

Ability to participate in an out -patient study and to provide informed consent.

Creatinine less than 2.0 mg/100ml. Bilirubin less than or equal to 1.5 mg/100ml; prothrombin time less than or equal to 1.3 times control. WBC greater than 3000/mm(3), granulocytes greater than 1500/mm(3), platelets greater than 100,000/mm(3).

No clinically significant cardiac disease.

No patients with previously documented serious infectious diseases such as pneumocystis pneumonia, mycobacterium avium infection, etc. which would suggest clinically evident immunodeficiency.

No systemic treatment for psoriasis (methotrexate, PUVA, UVB, cyclosporine, etc.) and topical treatments (corticosteroids, tar, anthralin, etc.) during the four weeks prior to study entry, and topical treatment during the two weeks prior to study entry.

Trial contacts and locations

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