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Efficacy of TCA Effect on Varicella Atrophic Scars

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified January 2007 by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Identifier:
First received: January 16, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: January 2007
History: No changes posted
This study aims to determine the efficacy of 70% trichloroacetic acid on atrophic scars of varicella

Condition Intervention Phase
Atrophic Varicella Scar Drug: 70% trichloroacetic acid Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Evaluation of Tri Chloro Acetic Acid (TCA) Effect on Atrophic Varicella Scars

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Further study details as provided by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Objective Clearance(before and after photographies were taken)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Subjective Clearance(according to the patients satisfaction)
  • Adverse effects(assessed by clinician as erythema, pigmentary changes, scaring)

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: March 2006
Detailed Description:
high concentration trichloroacetic acid peeling has been shown to be effective in treating and flattening the atrophic acne scars. According to the lack of an effective and low cost therapy for removing these relative common and nuisance lesions; We aimed to answer that whether we could achieve the same results from 70% TCA on atrophic varicella scars.

Ages Eligible for Study:   15 Years to 45 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Atrophic varicella scar on face

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active varicella infection
  • Active Herpetic infection
  • Previous history of keloid formation
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00422539

Contact: Behrooz Barikbin, M.D. 98-21-22744393 ext 5

Iran, Islamic Republic of
Skin Research Center, Shohada-e Tajrish Hospital, shaheed Beheshti Medical University Recruiting
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of, 198994148
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
Study Chair: Parviz Toossi, M.D. Skin Research Center of Shaheed Beheshti medical University
Principal Investigator: Behrooz Barikbin, M.D. Skin Research Center of Shaheed Beheshti Medical Universty
  More Information Identifier: NCT00422539     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: SRC-BBA-1385-6-1
Study First Received: January 16, 2007
Last Updated: January 16, 2007

Keywords provided by Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences:
trichloroacetic acid
varicella scar

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Herpes Zoster
Herpesviridae Infections
DNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Pathological Conditions, Anatomical processed this record on September 18, 2017