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Ultraviolet Light Therapy for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004375
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified January 2004 by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
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Study Description
Brief Summary:

OBJECTIVES:

I. Evaluate the mechanisms of ultraviolet A-1 light therapy in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and normal controls.


Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Procedure: ultraviolet A-1 light treatment Phase 2

Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE:

Treatment with ultraviolet A-1 light is administered 5 days a week for 6 weeks, at the lowest dose or frequency required to maintain a response. The dose and frequency are progressively decreased over the next 9 weeks.


Study Design

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 20 participants
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : September 1991

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lupus
U.S. FDA Resources

Arms and Interventions


Outcome Measures

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 70 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

PROTOCOL ENTRY CRITERIA:

--Disease Characteristics--

Patients ages 15 to 70 with symptomatic systemic lupus erythematosus meeting American Rheumatism Association criteria and normal controls

--Prior/Concurrent Therapy--

No requirement for tetracycline or other photosensitizing drugs

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00004375


Locations
United States, Louisiana
General Clinical Research Center and Charity Hospital (University of Louisiana) Recruiting
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70112-2822
Contact: Hugh McGrath, Jr.    504-568-4630    hmcgra@lsuhsc.edu   
Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation Hospital Recruiting
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States, 70121
Contact: Jawed Alam    504-842-3314      
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
Investigators
Study Chair: Hugh McGrath, Jr. Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
More Information

Publications:
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004375     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NCRR-M01RR05096-0002
LSUMC-1765
LSUMC-910067
First Posted: October 19, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 24, 2005
Last Verified: January 2004

Keywords provided by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR):
arthritis & connective tissue diseases
immunologic disorders and infectious disorders
rare disease
systemic lupus erythematosus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases