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A Study In Adults With Moderate To Severe Dermatomyositis

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. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT03181893
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : June 9, 2017
Last Update Posted : October 19, 2020
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Brief Summary:
A Study looking at Investigational drug and Placebo administered to adult Patients with moderate to severe Dermatomyositis

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Dermatomyositis Drug: PF-06823859 low Drug: Placebo Arm Drug: PF-06823859 high Phase 2

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 52 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Actual Study Start Date : January 23, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : April 21, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 21, 2022

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo ARM Drug: Placebo Arm
Placebo contains histidine, sucrose, PS80, ethylene diamine, and triacetic acid

Experimental: PF-06823859 ARM high Drug: PF-06823859 high
A humanized immunoglobulin neutralizing antibody

Experimental: PF-06823859 ARM low Drug: PF-06823859 low
A humanized immunoglobulin neutralizing antibody

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. CDASI Activity Score [ Time Frame: Change from baseline activitly, (DAY 1) score at week 12 ]

    The Cutaneous Dermatomyositis Disease Area and Severity Index (CDASI), a skin-based outcome measure, was developed to systematically assess the extent of cutaneous disease in patients with DM.

    The CDASI scale is a validated DM-specific instrument designed to capture the extent of cutaneous disease. Disease involvement in 15 different anatomical locations is rated using three activity (erythema, scale, erosion/ulceration) and two damage (poikiloderma, calcinosis) measures. The presence and severity of Gottron's papules, periungual changes and alopecia are also captured. The resulting activity and damage scores range from 0 to 100 and 0 to 32, respectively. Higher scores indicate greater disease severity.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. CDASI Activity Scores [ Time Frame: Baseline, (DAY 1) - week 12 ]
    Absolute values and change from baseline CDASI activity score through week 12

  2. CDASI Damage score [ Time Frame: Baseline, (DAY 1)-week 12 ]
    Absolute values and change from baseline CDASI Damage Score through week 12

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Must have CDASI Activity score of greater than or equal to 14, and have failed at least 1 standard of care systemic treatment, (eg, corticosteroids).
  • Confirmation of DM by the investigator and two of the following:

    1. Gottron's papules;
    2. Gottron's sign;
    3. Heliotrope eruption;
    4. Nailfold changes, (dilated capillary loops, capillary dropout, cuticular hypertrophy and/or rugged cuticles;
    5. Photodistributed violaceous erythema, (skin that is exposed to sunlight and appears purplish/reddish, and patchy in appearance;
    6. Positive DM serology -
  • Post DM diagnosis; standard of care workup for DM must have been completed prior to entry into this research study.
  • Willing to provide 6 biopsies during the course of the research study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Investigator site staff or members of their family.
  • Acute and Chronic present medical conditions
  • Intake of greater than 15 mg of prednisone or equivalent per day
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding females. Fertile men and women who will not comply with the use of 2 effective birth control methods as per the research protocol
  • Have required management of acute or chronic infections
  • Have pre existing demyelinating disorder such as multiple sclerosis, or other severe neurological deficits.
  • Clinically significant lab abnormalities
  • Any health condition that may be worsened by immunosuppression

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT03181893

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Contact: Pfizer Call Center 1-800-718-1021

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Sponsors and Collaborators
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Study Director: Pfizer Call Center Pfizer
Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Pfizer Identifier: NCT03181893    
Other Study ID Numbers: C0251002
2020-004228-41 ( EudraCT Number )
First Posted: June 9, 2017    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 19, 2020
Last Verified: October 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Yes
Plan Description: Pfizer will provide access to individual de-identified participant data and related study documents (e.g. protocol, Statistical Analysis Plan (SAP), Clinical Study Report (CSR)) upon request from qualified researchers, and subject to certain criteria, conditions, and exceptions. Further details on Pfizer's data sharing criteria and process for requesting access can be found at:

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Muscular Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases