ClinicalTrials.gov
ClinicalTrials.gov Menu

Effect of Probiotics in the Atopic Dermatitis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01224132
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 2010
Last Update Posted : October 19, 2010
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
Yuzuncu Yıl University

Brief Summary:
This study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of probiotics in the treatment of atopic dermatitis. Probiotics in AD patients were effective in reducing SCORAD index levels, but not effective in skin prick test positivity, serum IL-2-4-5-6-10, TNF-α, IFN-γ, ECP, and serum total and specific IgE levels.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Atopic Dermatitis, Probiotics Drug: probiotic ® pur Phase 3

Detailed Description:
Frequently encountered in clinical practice, in the last 30 years, the prevalence of AD has rapidly increased as a result of industrialization. Thus, a new wave of quests for the treatment and prevention of AD has pushed forward. For the randomized, double-blinded, and placebo-controlled study this study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of probiotics in the treatment of AD. SCORAD positivity index of decline rates decline rates of the probiotic group of patients after treatment and skin prick tests were higher than that of the control group. While serum levels of IL-2-4-5-6-10, TNF-α, IFN-γ, ECP decreased in the probiotic group, only levels of IL-2-4-5, TNF-α decreased in the control group. The IgE decrease rate, the skin prick test, the serum total and specific of the probiotic group showed no difference from those of the control group. Probiotics in AD patients were effective in reducing SCORAD index levels, but not effective in skin prick test positivity, serum IL-2-4-5-6-10, TNF-α, IFN-γ, ECP, and serum total and specific IgE levels.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Effect of Probiotics in the Treatment of Children With Atopic Dermatitis
Study Start Date : October 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : April 2008
Actual Study Completion Date : April 2008

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Eczema
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Probiotics Drug: probiotic ® pur
daily, four types of probiotic bacteria ( Bifidobacterium bifidity, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus salivarium) 2 bags (two billion bacteria) (probiotic ® pur) for a total of 8 (eight) weeks
No Intervention: skim milk powder, dextrose Drug: probiotic ® pur
daily, four types of probiotic bacteria ( Bifidobacterium bifidity, Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Lactobacillus salivarium) 2 bags (two billion bacteria) (probiotic ® pur) for a total of 8 (eight) weeks




Information from the National Library of Medicine

Choosing to participate in a study is an important personal decision. Talk with your doctor and family members or friends about deciding to join a study. To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contacts provided below. For general information, Learn About Clinical Studies.


Ages Eligible for Study:   8 Weeks to 8 Weeks   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:SCORAD (SCORing Atopic Dermatitis) index is based on medium-heavy (Carr 2006). Age range is 1-13 with no patient showing evidence of any other disease except the existent disease -

Exclusion Criteria:No drug was used for 14 (fourteen) days prior to study, including antihistamines and steroids. Also, no occurrence of malabsorption, such as gastrointestinal disease, was detected.


Responsible Party: Yuzuncu Yıl of the University Rector's Office of Scientific Research Department
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01224132     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: JID-2010-0484
First Posted: October 19, 2010    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 19, 2010
Last Verified: May 2008

Keywords provided by Yuzuncu Yıl University:
Atopic dermatitis, probiotic, SCORAD index, prick tests, cytokines

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Dermatitis
Dermatitis, Atopic
Eczema
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Genetic
Genetic Diseases, Inborn
Skin Diseases, Eczematous
Hypersensitivity, Immediate
Hypersensitivity
Immune System Diseases