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Randomized Study of Polyethylene-Glycol-Conjugated Interleukin 2 in Patients With Common Variable Immunodeficiency

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00004695
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2000
Last Update Posted : March 25, 2015
Information provided by:
FDA Office of Orphan Products Development

Brief Summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine whether polyethylene-glycol-conjugated interleukin 2 (PEG-IL-2) can reduce the number of infections in patients with common variable immunodeficiency.

II. Determine whether this therapy can improve lung functions in these patients with pulmonary impairment.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Common Variable Immunodeficiency Drug: PEG-interleukin-2 Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a randomized, open-label study. Patients are randomized to receive polyethylene-glycol-conjugated interleukin 2 (PEG-IL-2) or placebo.

Patients receive PEG-IL-2 or placebo by subcutaneous injection weekly for 18 months. Patients maintain a daily diary for 24 months.

Patients are followed every 4 months for 2 years.

Completion date provided represents the completion date of the grant per OOPD records

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 48 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : September 1997
Study Completion Date : March 2000

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


--Disease Characteristics--

Documented common variable immunodeficiency defined as a reduction of serum IgG by at least 2 standard deviations

In vitro lymphocyte proliferative response to PEG-IL-2 of at least 10 times more than unstimulated cultures

--Prior/Concurrent Therapy--

No biologic response modifier therapy (i.e., interferon, cyclosporin A) except prednisone (maximum 10 mg/day)

Concurrent treatment with same dosage intravenous gamma-globulin for at least 6 months is required

--Patient Characteristics--

Life expectancy: At least 24 months

Other: Not pregnant or nursing HIV negative

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004695

Sponsors and Collaborators
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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Study Chair: Charlotte Cunningham-Rundles Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00004695    
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/13358
First Posted: February 25, 2000    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 25, 2015
Last Verified: May 1999
Keywords provided by FDA Office of Orphan Products Development:
common variable immunodeficiency
immunologic disorders and infectious disorders
primary immunodeficiency disease
rare disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Common Variable Immunodeficiency
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs