Evaluation of the Efficacy of Acitretin Therapy for Nail Psoriasis
Efficacy of systemic retinoid therapy of nail psoriasis has never been assessed objectively. Evaluate therapeutic efficacy of acitretin in patients with isolated nail psoriasis.
Open-study on thirty-six patients with moderate to severe nail psoriasis treated with acitretin.
Patients included 27 men and 9 women (mean age 41) with nail psoriasis. Intervention: Therapy consisted of acitretin 0.2 to 0.3 mg/Kg/day for 6 months.
Main Outcome Measure(s):
Clinical evaluation, NAPSI and modified NAPSI scores before therapy, every 2 months during therapy and 6 months after treatment.
|Study Design:||Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
|Official Title:||Evaluation of Nail Psoriasis Severity Index (NAPSI) and Modified Napsi in Patients With Nail Psoriasis Treated With Acitretin|
- correlate clinical improvement with % reduction in the NAPSI Score [ Time Frame: 6 months ]
|Study Start Date:||January 2005|
|Study Completion Date:||July 2008|
|Primary Completion Date:||January 2007 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00723437
|Department of Dermatology University of Bologna|
|Bologna, Italy, 40138|
|Principal Investigator:||Antonella Tosti, MD||University of Bologna|