Photoprovocation Testing in Subjects With Cutaneous Lupus

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified July 2012 by University of Pennsylvania.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
VICTORIA WERTH, University of Pennsylvania Identifier:
First received: January 12, 2012
Last updated: July 20, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
Photosensitivity is well documented among lupus patients and is one of the diagnostic criteria for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Photosensitivity is highly prevalent in lupus and has a wide range of clinical presentations. However, photosensitivity is a poorly defined in lupus and its pathogenesis is not well understood. The purpose of this study is to characterize the early clinical and histopathological changes in lupus skin that occur as a response to ultraviolet light.

Condition Intervention
Lupus Erythematosus
Photosensitivity Conditions
Other: Phototesting

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Photoprovocation Testing in Subjects With Cutaneous Lupus

Further study details as provided by University of Pennsylvania:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The change from baseline of the neutrophil and inflammasome response to ultraviolet radiation at 24 hours. [ Time Frame: 24 hours ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Estimated Enrollment: 30
Study Start Date: December 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: July 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: July 2012 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Phototesting Other: Phototesting
Single MED dose on Day 2


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Participants who have a diagnosis of CLE based on either the Gilliam classification of DLE and SCLE, or SLE based on the American College of Rheumatology criteria.

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. Participants who do not meet criteria for either CLE or SLE.
  2. Participants with a diagnosis of Erythropoietic Protoporphyria and Solar Urticaria, or another photodermatoses other than Polymorphous light eruption.
  3. Participants who are not yet 18 years old or who are not capable of giving written informed consent prior to enrolling in the study.
  4. Participants who have undergone any recent phototesting, or phototherapy exposure, or those who are suspected of having a drug-induced photosensitivity.
  5. Female participants who are pregnant or breastfeeding will be excluded from the study. This will be determined by patient self-reporting.
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01516788

United States, Pennsylvania
University of Pennsylvania Recruiting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, 19104
Contact: Victoria Werth, MD    215-898-0168   
Principal Investigator: Victoria Werth, MD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Pennsylvania
  More Information

Responsible Party: VICTORIA WERTH, Principal Investigator, University of Pennsylvania Identifier: NCT01516788     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 814860 
Study First Received: January 12, 2012
Last Updated: July 20, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board processed this record on August 29, 2016