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Treatment of Pemphigus Patients With Rituximab 1000mgX2 and Assessment of Immune Status Via Cylex

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01338103
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified March 2011 by Rabin Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : April 19, 2011
Last Update Posted : May 2, 2011
Leumit Health Services
Information provided by:
Rabin Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine whether Rituximab, in the same doses as used in rheumatoid arthritis patients, will benefit pemphigus patients. It also tests immune function via the Cylex assay in pemphigus patients before and after treatment with RItuximab.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pemphigus Drug: Rituximab Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 10 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Treatment of Moderate to Severe Patients With Pemphigus With the Monoclonal Anti CD20 Antibody Rituximab at a Protocol of 1000mgX2 and Assessment of Their Immune Status Via the Cylex Test
Study Start Date : January 2010
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Pemphigus
Drug Information available for: Rituximab

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Rituximab Drug: Rituximab
intravenous (IV) Rituximab 1 gramX2, every (q) 2 weeks.

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Complete or partial remission off treatment (based on the consensus statement for pemphigus) [ Time Frame: 6 months after treatment ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Pemphigus patients with moderate-severe disease

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Pregnancy or lactation
  2. Woman of reproductive age not using birth control measures.
  3. Prior severe allergy or anaphylaxis with a human monoclonal antibody
  4. Heart failure
  5. Unstable angina or ischemic heart disease
  6. Uncontrolled arrhythmia
  7. HIV positive
  8. Active hepatitis B infection or positive for hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibodies.
  9. Severe dementia or a psychiatric illness
  10. Active acute infection

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01338103

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Contact: Daniel Mimouni, MD 972-3-9376658

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Bullous diseases clinic, Department of dermatology, Rabin Medical Center Recruiting
Petah Tiqva, Israel, 49100
Contact: Daniel Mimouni, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Rabin Medical Center
Leumit Health Services
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Responsible Party: Daniel Mimouni MD, Rabin Medical Center, Department of Dermatology
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01338103    
Other Study ID Numbers: 5474
First Posted: April 19, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 2, 2011
Last Verified: March 2011
Keywords provided by Rabin Medical Center:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Skin Diseases, Vesiculobullous
Skin Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents, Immunological
Antineoplastic Agents
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Antirheumatic Agents