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Study of Methotrexate Efficacy Versus Cyclosporine in Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis Patients (METHODA)

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 17, 2008
Last Update Posted : May 14, 2013
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Hospices Civils de Lyon

Brief Summary:

The systemic treatments for moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (AD) are limited to phototherapy and cyclosporine with the risks respectively of either carcinoma, or hypertension or nephropathy.

Methotrexate was effective in 75% of moderate to severe AD patients with good tolerance in an open retrospective study.

We want to confirm our observations: a non inferiority multicenter clinical trial, methotrexate versus cyclosporine, will be conducted in 100 patients for 24 weeks.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Atopic Dermatitis Drug: Ciclosporin Drug: Methotrexate Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Multicenter Randomised Study of Methotrexate Efficacy Versus Cyclosporine in Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis Patients
Study Start Date : December 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Eczema

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: 1
Drug: Ciclosporin
5 mg/kg/day per os during 8 weeks after the posology will be changed according to clinical response during the next 16 weeks

Experimental: 2
Drug: Methotrexate
15 mg/week per os in one tablet during 8 weeks after the posology will be changed according to clinical response during the next 16 weeks

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. proportion of patients with a 50% decrease of scorad ( scorad 50) after 8 weeks of treatment [ Time Frame: 36 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Decrease of scorad by 50% at week4,12,16,20 and 24 [ Time Frame: at week4,12,16,20 and 24 ]
  2. Decrease of scorad by 75% and 90 % at week 8 and 24 [ Time Frame: at week 8 and 24 ]
  3. quality of life at week 8 and 24 [ Time Frame: at week 8 and 24 ]
  4. Concentration of cytokines CCL17 and CCL18 [ Time Frame: at week 8 and 24 ]
  5. number of adverse events [ Time Frame: 36 months ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients aged > 18 years old.
  • Both genders eligible for study.
  • Moderate to severe AD.
  • Scorad > 15.
  • Participants must use a contraceptive method during the trial and for 3 months after the end of the trial for female and 5 months for male participants.
  • Participants must be able to understand and sign the Informed Consent, and comply with all aspects of the protocol.
  • Patients must be registered in a social security system or with a health insurance coverage.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating women.
  • Evolutive skin disease.
  • Patients with a clinically significant disease (chronic, recurrent or active).
  • Systemic corticotherapy or immunosuppressive treatment during the previous month, or local corticoid the week before the inclusion.
  • Contra-indication to methotrexate and cyclosporine.
  • Exposure to phototherapy: cumulative dose > 2000 J/cm2.
  • Patients deprived of their civic rights, in custody, or subject to a tutorial, judiciary or administrative decision.
  • Patients under a protection measure.
  • Patients in a critical medical situation.
  • Patients with a personal situation evaluated by the investigator as unable to give optimal participation to the study, or where the study could constitute a risk for the patient.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00809172

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Hospices Civils de Lyon
Lyon, France
Sponsors and Collaborators
Hospices Civils de Lyon
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Principal Investigator: Jean-François Nicolas, Professor Hospices Civils de Lyon

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Responsible Party: Hospices Civils de Lyon Identifier: NCT00809172     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007.476
First Posted: December 17, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 14, 2013
Last Verified: October 2009
Keywords provided by Hospices Civils de Lyon:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Dermatitis, Atopic
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases
Abortifacient Agents, Nonsteroidal
Abortifacient Agents
Reproductive Control Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antimetabolites, Antineoplastic
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Antineoplastic Agents
Dermatologic Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Folic Acid Antagonists
Immunosuppressive Agents
Immunologic Factors
Antirheumatic Agents
Nucleic Acid Synthesis Inhibitors
Antifungal Agents
Anti-Infective Agents