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Efficacy of Desonide (Desonatetm) Gel 0.05% in Younger and Older Subjects With Atopic Dermatitis

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Steven R. Feldman, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Identifier:
First received: June 2, 2008
Last updated: February 8, 2017
Last verified: February 2017
The purpose of this research study is to better understand how this study drug works when people use it to treat atopic dermatitis. Desonate has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for atopic dermatitis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Atopic Dermatitis
Drug: topical desonide hydrogel 0.05%
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: No masking
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Desonide (Desonatetm) Gel 0.05% in Younger and Older Subjects With Atopic Dermatitis

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Further study details as provided by Steven R. Feldman, Wake Forest University Health Sciences:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Investigator Global Assessment at Week 4 [ Time Frame: Week 4 ]
    The Investigator global assessment at Week 4 is based on an overall scale of 0-4 with 0 being clear and 4 being very severe

Enrollment: 41
Study Start Date: August 2007
Study Completion Date: November 2009
Primary Completion Date: December 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: topical desonide hydrogel 0.05%
Approximately 40 male and female subjects (about 20 age 3 months to <13 years and 20 age 13 and up) with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis will apply desonate gel twice daily to ATD
Drug: topical desonide hydrogel 0.05%
apply the smallest amount of study medication possible that is just sufficient to cover all lesions of the standard cortisone-type medication twice daily (morning and evening) for up to 4 weeks to all of their AD lesions
Other Name: Desonide gel

Detailed Description:
To assess the efficacy of a desonide hydrogel 0.05% in both young children (age <13) and older subjects (ages 13 and up) with mild to moderate atopic dermatitis

Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Months and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female, age 3 months or greater.
  • Subjects must have diagnosis of mild to moderate atopic dermatitis by an investigator (a 2 or 3 on the IGA scale).
  • Subjects must have >2% BSA involvement to be enrolled.
  • Informed consent of participation must be given by parent or guardian if he or she is <7 years old. Children who are 7 to 18 years old will be given an assent form to sign.
  • Moisturizers will be allowed during the study as long as the use remains stable from screening/baseline throughout the study.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known allergy or sensitivity to topical desonide hydrogel in the subject.
  • Inability to complete all study-related visits.
  • Introduction of any other prescription medication, topical or systemic, for atopic dermatitis while participating in the study. Other than stable use of over the counter non-medicated moisturizers, all other topical treatments for AD must be stopped prior to study drug initiation. There will be no required washout for any topical therapies. Stable use of systemic therapies may be continued throughout the study.
  • Requiring >130 gm of cream in a 4 week period.
  • Pregnant women and women who are breastfeeding are to be excluded. Women of childbearing potential will be allowed to participate in the study, and these subjects will be required to use at least one form of birth control. Use of desonide in pregnant subjects is controversial and is only to be used when benefits outweigh the risks.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00690833

United States, North Carolina
Wake Forest University Health Sciences Dermatology
Winston Salem, North Carolina, United States, 27157
Sponsors and Collaborators
Wake Forest University
Principal Investigator: Steve Feldman, MD Wake Forest University Health Sciences
  More Information

Responsible Party: Steven R. Feldman, Professor, Dermatology, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Identifier: NCT00690833     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 00002928
Study First Received: June 2, 2008
Results First Received: February 8, 2017
Last Updated: February 8, 2017
Individual Participant Data  
Plan to Share IPD: No

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dermatitis, Atopic
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Anti-Inflammatory Agents processed this record on May 25, 2017