Ciclosporin in the Management of Chronic or Recurrent Erythema Nodosum Leprosum

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified June 2009 by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
Sponsor:
Collaborators:
Homes and Hospitals of St Giles
Alert Hospital, Ethiopia
Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia
Information provided by:
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00919776
First received: June 11, 2009
Last updated: NA
Last verified: June 2009
History: No changes posted

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Ciclosporin in the Management of Chronic or Recurrent Erythema Nodosum Leprosum
A Pilot Double Blind Controlled Study Randomizing Patients Whose ENL is Not Controlled With Standard Prednisolone, and Comparing a Group Treated With Ciclosporin to a Group Treated With Additional Steroid Only.

Study 2B: Ciclosporin in the management of chronic or recurrent Erythema Nodosum Leprosum Aim: To assess the safety, tolerability and efficacy of Ciclosporin in the treatment of patients whose ENL is not controlled with standard Prednisolone.

Objective: A pilot double blind controlled study randomizing patients whose ENL is not controlled with standard Prednisolone, and comparing a group treated with Ciclosporin to a group treated with additional steroid only.

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Interventional
Phase 2
Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Leprosy
  • Drug: prednisolone
    prednisolone 40mg daily then reducing regimen over 16 weeks
  • Drug: ciclosporin
    Ciclosporin 7.5mg/kg - reducing regimen over 16 weeks (additional prednisolone given for the first four weeks)
  • Experimental: ciclosporin
    ciclosporin reducing regimen lasting 16 weeks (additional prednisolone given for the first four weeks)
    Intervention: Drug: ciclosporin
  • Active Comparator: Prednisolone
    standard course of prednisolone given in a reducing regimen over 16 weeks
    Intervention: Drug: prednisolone
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Individuals with clinical evidence of recurrent or chronic ENL
  • Aged 18-65
  • Weigh more than 30Kg

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unwillingness to give informed consent
  • Patients with severe active infections such as tuberculosis
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding women (see Appendix II)
  • Those with renal failure, abnormal renal function, hypertensive
  • Patients taking thalidomide currently or within the last 3 months
  • Patients not willing to return for follow-up
  • Women of reproductive age not willing to use contraception for the duration of the study ( see Appendix II)
  • HIV positive patients
Both
18 Years to 65 Years
No
Contact: Saba M Lambert, MBChB +447921266473 saba.lambert@lshtm.ac.uk
Contact: Diana NJ Lockwood, MBChB +44 20 7927 2457 diana.lockwood@lshtm.ac.uk
Ethiopia
 
NCT00919776
ITCCRBY24-ENLB
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Professor Diana Lockwood, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Homes and Hospitals of St Giles
  • Alert Hospital, Ethiopia
  • Armauer Hansen Research Institute, Ethiopia
Principal Investigator: Diana NJ Lockwood, MBChB London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
June 2009

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