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Efficacy of Allergen Immunotherapy for Allergic Rhinitis in Thais

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified August 2011 by Mahidol University.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : May 4, 2010
Last Update Posted : August 3, 2011
National Research Council of Thailand
Information provided by:
Mahidol University

Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to study the efficacy of allergen injection immunotherapy for allergic rhinitis by

  • symptoms score
  • medication score
  • quality of life
  • immunologic test from blood

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial Biological: Mite allergen extract Phase 4

Detailed Description:

Compare the efficacy of allergen injection immunotherapy between the treatment group and the placebo group after injection for

  • 2 months
  • 6 months
  • 12 months

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 100 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Quadruple (Participant, Care Provider, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy of Mite Allergen Vaccine Among Thai Patients With Allergic Rhinitis
Study Start Date : March 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : March 2013
Estimated Study Completion Date : March 2013

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Placebo injection
Placebo injection with standard medication (oral antihistamine and/or topical nasal steroid)
Biological: Mite allergen extract
Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus from ALK company
Other Name: Allegen extract (D.p) from ALK company. 10,000 AU/ml

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Total nasal symptoms score [ Time Frame: average within 1 week ]

    3 point scale (0,1,2,3) and combination of

    • nasal block
    • rhinorrhea
    • itching
    • sneezing

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Combined total symptoms score and medication score [ Time Frame: average within 1 week ]
    Total symptom score (nasal block, rhinorrhea, itching, sneezing, and eye symptoms with chest symptoms = Maximal score --> 18 devided by 6 = 3) PLUS medication score ( antihistamine = 1, topical nasal steroid = 2; --> Maximal score = 3).

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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with the symptoms of allergic rhinitis who sensitized to mite (Dermatophagoides pteronyssinus)
  • positive skin prick test to D.p. at 4+ degree

Exclusion Criteria:

  • steroid dependent asthma
  • force expiratory volume (FEV1) less than 70% of predicted value
  • previous injection immunotherapy within 2 years
  • pregnancy
  • medical conditions such as ischemic heart disease, autoimmune disease, cancer, previous history of anaphylaxis

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01115595

Contact: Pongsakorn Tantilipikorn, M.D. +66 2 419 7409
Contact: Bangon Pinkaew, M.Sc. +66 2 4197409

Division of Allergy and Rhinology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj, Mahidol University Recruiting
Bangkok, Thailand, 10700
Contact: Bangon Pinkaew, M.Sc.    +66 2 419 7409   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Mahidol University
National Research Council of Thailand
Principal Investigator: Pongsakorn Tantilipikorn, M.D. Division of allergy and rhinology, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj, Mahidol University

Responsible Party: National Research Council of Thailand Identifier: NCT01115595     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 336/2552
First Posted: May 4, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: August 3, 2011
Last Verified: August 2011

Keywords provided by Mahidol University:
Allergic rhinitis
Allergen injection immunotherapy

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Rhinitis, Allergic
Rhinitis, Allergic, Perennial
Nose Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases
Respiratory Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Immune System Diseases