Photodynamic Therapy of Acne Vulgaris - a Randomized Blinded Controlled Study

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 11, 2006
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Bispebjerg Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of the study is to evaluated the efficacy and tolerability of methyl aminolevulinate and 5-aminolevulinic acid photodynamic therapy in patients with moderate to severe facial acne vulgaris in a randomized controlled and investigator blinded trial.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acne Vulgaris Procedure: Photodynamic therapy Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 24 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : November 2004

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acne
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Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Lesion counts (non-inflammatory and inflammatory)
  2. Leeds Revised Acne Grading System

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Pain
  2. Side effects

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All

Inclusion Criteria:18 years or older, good health, more than 12 inflammatory facial acne lesions -

Exclusion Criteria:skin type VI, pregnant or lactating woman. Oral retinoid use within one year, systemic antibiotics within 1 month, topical acne treatment within 2 weeks.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00206895

Bispebjerg Hospital
Copenhagen, Copenhagen NV, Denmark, 2400
Sponsors and Collaborators
Bispebjerg Hospital
Study Director: Hans Christian Wulf, MD, Sci Bispebjerg Hospital Identifier: NCT00206895     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KF-01-177/04
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 11, 2006
Last Verified: October 2004

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acne Vulgaris
Acneiform Eruptions
Skin Diseases
Sebaceous Gland Diseases