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Granuloma Annulare Treated With Rifampin, Ofloxacin, and Minocycline Combination Therapy

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 23, 2008
Last Update Posted : July 23, 2008
Information provided by:
Henry Ford Health System

Brief Summary:
Granuloma annulare is a benign, usually self-limiting, cutaneous dermatosis, which typically presents as asymptomatic, flesh-colored or red papules, frequently arranged in an annular pattern on the distal extremities. Although localized granuloma annulare is most commonly observed, a generalized or disseminated form can occur. The etiology of granuloma annulare is unknown, however, multiple inciting factors have been proposed. The purpose of the investigators is to review the outcomes of treatment of granuloma annulare (GA) resistant to standard regimens that resolved after a 3-months treatment course of monthly rifampin, ofloxacin, and minocycline (ROM) therapy, successfully used to treat paucibacillary leprosy, a disease with clinical and histopathologic similarity to GA.

Condition or disease
Granuloma Annulare

Detailed Description:

We will document the regimen treatment each patient has had and then review the following from the patient's chart to target our specific aims as outlined above.

  1. What previous treatment options have been or/are currently being used?
  2. How long did the patient take the treatment for?
  3. Was the patient able to discontinue or become less dependent on prior treatment?
  4. Was the disease process slowed by the treatment?;
  5. Were there any side effects that the patient experienced with treatment?

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 6 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Retrospective
Official Title: Granuloma Annulare Treated With Rifampin, Ofloxacin, and Minocycline Combination Therapy
Study Start Date : May 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : May 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2008

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Older Adult
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
The investigators reported 6 cases of resistant GA that resolved after a 3-month treatment course of monthly rifampin, ofloxacin, and minocycline (ROM) therapy. ROM therapy has been successfully used to treat patients with paucibacillary leprosy, which has morphologic and histologic similarities to GA.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with granuloma annulare who are resistent to the standard treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Response to the standard treatment of granuloma annulare.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00720980

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United States, Michigan
Henry Ford Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
Sponsors and Collaborators
Henry Ford Health System
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Principal Investigator: Iltefat H Hamzavi, MD Henry Ford Health System

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Responsible Party: Iltefat H. Hamzavi, MD, Henry Ford Health System Identifier: NCT00720980     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: IRB5074
First Posted: July 23, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 23, 2008
Last Verified: May 2008
Keywords provided by Henry Ford Health System:
granuloma annulare, ROM
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Granuloma Annulare
Lymphoproliferative Disorders
Lymphatic Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Necrobiotic Disorders
Collagen Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Antitubercular Agents
Leprostatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2B6 Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 Enzyme Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C8 Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C19 Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C9 Inducers
Cytochrome P-450 CYP3A Inducers
Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary
Renal Agents
Topoisomerase II Inhibitors