Safety and Efficacy of KRP203 in Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
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This study will assess the safety and efficacy of KRP203 in clinically active subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus patients, who have demonstrated inadequate response to standard treatment, such as antimalarials.
Condition or disease
Subacute Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Drug: KRP203 - 1.2mgDrug: Placebo to KRP203 - 1.2 mg
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years to 65 Years (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Male and female patients,18 to 65 years of age inclusive, who have been defined as having SCLE based on the typical clinical picture and the characteristic histopathological features as described by Sontheimer et al. at least three months before study entry (screening)
Patients with preexisting nephritis, central nervous or pulmonary involvement or any major internal organ damage, either related or unrelated to lupus, which are deemed by the Investigator to be clinically significant. Patients having signs or symptoms of other autoimmune diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus or Sjogren`s syndrome are allowed to enter the study at the Investigator`s discretion.
Patients who have been treated with:
immunoglobulins and/or monoclonal antibodies within 6 months prior to randomization.
rituximab, cyclophosphamide, or other immunosuppressive treatments with effects potentially lasting over 6 months, within 12 months prior to randomization.
a medium or high dose (≥ 1 mg prednisone or equivalent per body weight kg) corticosteroid therapy in the last 8 weeks prior to randomization.
antimalarial agents (hydroxychloroquine, chloroquine or quinacrine) in the last 6 weeks prior to randomization.
biologic therapies, such as etanercept, within the last 4 weeks prior to randomization.
any other immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory therapy such as methotrexate, azathioprine, cyclosporin A or mycophenolate, thalidomide, retinoids or dapsone in the last 4 weeks prior to randomization.
total lymphoid irradiation or bone marrow transplantation.
Pregnant, planning to get pregnant, and/or lactating females or males planning to father a child within time period of the study or subsequent exclusionary period.
Other protocol-defined inclusion/exclusion criteria may apply