Treatment of Psoriasis Using Acitretin in HIV-Positive Patients

This study has been completed.
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Information provided by:
NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00002143
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: April 1999
  Purpose

To determine the efficacy of acitretin in the treatment of psoriasis in HIV/AIDS patients.

Etretinate, a retinoid, has proven successful in the treatment of HIV-infected patients with psoriasis, but it has an elimination half-life of 100 days. Acitretin, a metabolite of etretinate, has a much shorter half-life of 2 to 3 days. Acitretin has proven effective in treating psoriasis in patients without HIV infection by reducing skin involvement and clearing of the condition, but it has not been thoroughly evaluated in HIV-infected patients.


Condition Intervention Phase
HIV Infections
Psoriasis
Drug: Acitretin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Psoriasis Using Acitretin in HIV-Positive Patients

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Estimated Enrollment: 30
Detailed Description:

Etretinate, a retinoid, has proven successful in the treatment of HIV-infected patients with psoriasis, but it has an elimination half-life of 100 days. Acitretin, a metabolite of etretinate, has a much shorter half-life of 2 to 3 days. Acitretin has proven effective in treating psoriasis in patients without HIV infection by reducing skin involvement and clearing of the condition, but it has not been thoroughly evaluated in HIV-infected patients.

Patients receive acitretin daily, with dose increases every 4 weeks based on quantitative assessment of the skin using the Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI). Treatment continues for a total of 20 weeks. Patients are followed every 2 weeks.

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 55 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Concurrent Medication:

Allowed:

  • Any nondermatologic medication.

Patients must have:

  • HIV infection.
  • Psoriasis involving at least 10 percent of body surface.
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00002143

Locations
United States, New York
Beth Israel Med Ctr
New York, New York, United States, 10003
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hoffmann-La Roche
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00002143     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 239A, 65-93(2)
Study First Received: November 2, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:
Psoriasis
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIDS-Related Complex
Acitretin

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
HIV Seropositivity
Psoriasis
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Slow Virus Diseases
Skin Diseases, Papulosquamous
Skin Diseases
Acitretin
Keratolytic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Therapeutic Uses
Pharmacologic Actions

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