Prevalence and Clinical Severity of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

This study is currently recruiting participants. (see Contacts and Locations)
Verified July 2012 by University of Pennsylvania
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VICTORIA WERTH, University of Pennsylvania Identifier:
First received: January 10, 2012
Last updated: July 20, 2012
Last verified: July 2012

The Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CLE) database, established in 2006, is a multi-site database between the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW). The database has yielded valuable information and clinical insights into the pathophysiology, disease processes, treatments and quality of life associated with CLE. The CLE database incorporates the CLASI (Cutaneous Lupus Activity and Severity Index), a validated outcome measure of disease responsiveness in patients and other assessment tools, surveys and patient information to help validate the clinical course and quality of life of patients with CLE (cutaneous lupus erythematosus).

The CLE database has led to publication of significant studies on lupus and its clinical course, the effect of lupus on Quality of Life (QoL), including the effect of photosensitivity on QoL, and the effect of first line medications.

The CLE database is an ongoing resource that enables clinicians to evaluate the evolving clinical changes, treatment modalities and patient response to a challenging disease.

Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Prevalence and Clinical Severity of Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA

Blood, Skin Tissue Biopsies

Estimated Enrollment: 400
Study Start Date: December 2006
Estimated Study Completion Date: August 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: August 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population

Subjects will be recruited from among the patients seen at the Autoimmune Skin Disease Clinic at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and other collaborating centers.


Inclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects who meet the criteria for having CLE, using the Gilliam classifications, and/or a diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), using the American Rheumatism Association/American College of Rheumatology criteria. Subjects must be 18 years or older.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • All subjects who do not meet the criteria for having CLE. Subjects who meet the criteria for CLE but who are not yet 18 years old
  Contacts and Locations
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, see Learn About Clinical Studies.

Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01510067

Contact: Victoria P Werth, MD 215-898-0168;

United States, Pennsylvania
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Contact: Victoria P Werth, MD    215-898-0168      
United States, Texas
University of Texas Southwestern Recruiting
Dallas, Texas, United States
Contact: Benjamin Chong         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

No publications provided

Responsible Party: VICTORIA WERTH, Principal Investigator, University of Pennsylvania Identifier: NCT01510067     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 805758
Study First Received: January 10, 2012
Last Updated: July 20, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by University of Pennsylvania:
Lupus Erythematosus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous
Lupus Erythematosus, Systemic
Autoimmune Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Skin Diseases processed this record on March 26, 2015