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Safety and Tolerability of Repeat Courses of IM Alefacept

This study has been completed.
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First received: October 4, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: October 2005
History: No changes posted
October 4, 2005
October 4, 2005
December 2002
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Incidence of infections, malignancies, serious adverse events, adverse events leading to discontinuation of study drug, dose withholding (due to infection or decreased T cells), and changes in lymphocyte counts over time.
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Patients who achieve a Physician Global Assessment (PGA) of "almost clear" or "clear" over time; the duration of the response to alefacept (the amount of time after alefacept treament before re-treatment with alefacept is necessary).
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Safety and Tolerability of Repeat Courses of IM Alefacept
An Open-Label, Multicenter Study to Evaluate the Safety and Tolerability of Repeat Courses of Intramuscular Administration of Alefacept (LFA-3/IgG1 Fusion Protein) in Patients With Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
The purpose of this study is to determine whether repeat courses of alefacept, administered intramuscularly, are safe when given to chronic plaque psoriasis patients who are receiving standard dermatology treatments.
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Phase 3
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
Drug: Alefacept
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*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
June 2005
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • Written informed consent.
  • At least 16 years of age.
  • Diagnosed with chronic plaque psoriasis and require systemic therapy.
  • CD4+ lymphocyte counts at or above the lower limit of normal for Covance Central Laboratory Services, Inc., unless on a stable dose of prednisone (counts must be at or above 300 cells/mm3).

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unstable erthrodermic or pustular psoriasis.
  • Diagnosis of guttate psoriasis.
  • Serious local infection or systemic infection within 3 months prior to first dose of alefacept.
  • Positive for HIV antibody.
  • Known invasive malignancy within 5 years of enrollment. Patients with a history of treated squamous cell and/or basal cell carcinomas limited to the skin are not excluded.
  • Evidence of active tuberculosis.
  • Current treatment for active tuberculosis or tuberculosis prophylaxis.
  • Female patients unwilling to practice effective contraception as defined by the investigator.
  • Female patients who are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Current enrollment in any other investigational drug study.
  • Previous participation in this study or previous alefacept studies.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
16 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Austria,   Canada,   Denmark,   France,   Germany,   Netherlands,   Switzerland,   United Kingdom,   United States
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Study Director: Barry Ticho, MD Biogen
Principal Investigator: Kenneth Gordon, MD Loyola University
October 2005

ICMJE     Data element required by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors and the World Health Organization ICTRP