Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Etanercept in Adults With Vitiligo
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00134368
Recruitment Status :
First Posted : August 24, 2005
Last Update Posted : August 7, 2008
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Vitiligo patients aged 18 years and older
Vitiligo patients with evaluable lesions; duration of 3 months to 10 years.
Disease interferes significantly with quality of life and/or involving 3% or more body surface area
Subjects must have a negative tuberculin (TB) skin test at entry into the study
If subject is a female of childbearing potential, she must agree to use adequate contraception (adequate contraception can include abstinence) and must have a negative serum pregnancy test the day of administration of study medication.
If subject is a male and has reached puberty, he must agree to use adequate contraception during the study and for 1 month after discontinuation from study.
Subject or designee must have the ability to self-inject investigational product or have a care giver at home who can administer subcutaneous injections
Subject must be able to give informed consent; must authorize release and use of protected health information; and, if applicable, must assent to participate prior to enrollment to this study.
Unable to consent
History of non-compliance with other therapies
Concurrent therapy for vitiligo
Systemic or photo-therapy within 4 weeks
Topical therapy within 2 weeks
Any medical condition in which etanercept would be contraindicated
Any internal malignancy within 5 years (fully excised cutaneous, basal cell carcinoma or squamous cell carcinoma are exceptions)
Pregnancy, not practicing effective birth control, or inability to practice safe sex during the length of the study.
History of alcohol or drug abuse one year before and during the study.
Any participation in another investigational drug study during the 4 weeks preceding this study.
Known HIV-positive status; known history of any other mycobacterial disease or any other immuno-suppressing disease.
Presence of a grade 3 or 4 infection < 30 days prior to the screening visit; between the screening visit and the first day of treatment on study; or any time during the study that, in the opinion of the Investigator, would preclude participation in the study.
Patients should not receive live vaccines for 3 months prior to, or while on, study.
A prior history of tuberculosis, and/or a positive PPD skin test and positive CXR at screening.
Patients with previous or current exposure to any of the following TNF antagonists:
adalimumab (Humira); or
These patients will not be eligible, even with a wash-out. Patients with previous or current exposure to Kineret will NOT be eligible, even with a wash-out. However, patients with prior or current exposure to biologics directed against T-cells (e.g. alefacept, efalizumab, siplizumab, etc.) will be eligible for enrollment into the study after a wash-out period of 4 weeks before first dose of study drug (baseline visit). It has to be protocol specific also.
The subject has, in the Investigator's opinion, a chronic, severe, progressive, or uncontrolled renal, hepatic, hematological, gastrointestinal, pulmonary, cardiovascular (congestive heart failure [CHF] of any severity; myocardial infarction [MI], cerebrovascular accident [CVA] or transient ischemic attack [TIA] within 3 months of screening visit; unstable angina pectoris; uncontrolled hypertension [sitting systolic blood pressure (BP) < 80 mm Hg or > 160 or diastolic BP > 100 mm Hg]), or neurological disease; known systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); diabetes; or any other concomitant medical condition that places the participant at risk by participating this study and/or that may interfere with the conduct of the study.
Chronic hepatitis B or hepatitis C, SLE, history of multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, optic neuritis or epilepsy.