Phase III Multicenter Double Blind Controlled Trial of Human Immune Globulin Therapy in Previously Untreated Patients With Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Neuropathy

This study has been completed.
University of Vermont
Information provided by:
Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) Identifier:
First received: October 18, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: January 2000


I. Compare and evaluate the response to treatment with intravenous human immune globulin (IVIG) or placebo in previously untreated patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

Condition Intervention Phase
Polyradiculoneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
Drug: immune globulin
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Masking: Double-Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment

Further study details as provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):

Estimated Enrollment: 120
Study Start Date: February 1996
Estimated Study Completion Date: November 1999
Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a double blind, randomized, controlled study. Patients receive either intravenous human immune globulin (IVIG) or placebo infused at a rate of 40 mL/hr, increasing every 30 min to a maximum of 100 mL/hr daily over 6 to 8 hours for 2 days. On day 2, infusions of IVIG or placebo are delivered at the highest dose tolerated on day 1.

On day 21, patients receive another IVIG or placebo infusion. Following day 42, patients may choose to continue infusions of IVIG every 21 days for 2 doses.

Patients not receiving additional treatment are released from study. Patients are evaluated on days 10, 21, and 43.


Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


--Disease Characteristics--

  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) characterized by:

Progressive or relapsing disease or chronic stable course with elevated cerebrospinal fluid protein with normal cell counts Acquired demyelination on electrophysiologic studies Segmental demyelination on nerve histology

--Patient Characteristics--

  • Not pregnant No significant medical disorders
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00004286

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
University of Vermont
Study Chair: Rup Tandan University of Vermont
  More Information Identifier: NCT00004286     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/11713  UVT-535 
Study First Received: October 18, 1999
Last Updated: June 23, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Federal Government

Keywords provided by Office of Rare Diseases (ORD):
demyelinating neuropathy
neurologic and psychiatric disorders
rare disease

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Polyradiculoneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
Demyelinating Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases of the Nervous System
Immune System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Immunologic Factors
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