Combining Topical Imiquimod 5% Cream With a Pulsed Dye Laser to Treat Port Wine Stain Birthmarks (Aldara)

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Beckman Laser Institute University of California Irvine
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Center, University of California, Irvine
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00585247
First received: December 18, 2007
Last updated: August 5, 2015
Last verified: August 2015

December 18, 2007
August 5, 2015
November 2006
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Port Wine Stain Blanching [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
The percentage of Port Wine Stain Blanching (in increments of 10%) compare mean baseline reflectance measurements to post-treatment reflectance measurements.
determine if applying imiquimod cream to PWS after laser therapy will improve lightening of these lesions. [ Time Frame: 8 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: Yes ]
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Combining Topical Imiquimod 5% Cream With a Pulsed Dye Laser to Treat Port Wine Stain Birthmarks
Combining Topical Imiquimod 5% Cream With a Pulsed Dye Laser to Treat Port Wine Stain Birthmarks
Port wine stains are red birthmarks that without treatment persist for a lifetime. They are frequently found on the face and can be conspicuous and disfiguring, negatively impacting social interactions for these patients. Treating Port wine stains is difficult. The standard of care is to use laser treatment, but over 80% of patients fail to completely clear despite multiple treatments. The growth of additional blood vessels (angiogenesis) following the Laser treatment is likely an important factor in why these lesions persist despite therapy.
Imiquimod is a topical cream that affects the immune response and has been noted to inhibit blood vessel formation. It has been used to successfully treat other vascular growths such as hemangiomas. The research can use imiquimod cream 5% cream apply to port wine stains after laser therapy to improve lightening of port wine stains. The imiquimod 5% cream cream apply to Port wine stains everyday for 8 weeks.
Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Port Wine Stain
  • Drug: Imiquimod
    Combining Topical Imiquimod 5% Cream With a Pulsed Dye Laser to Treat Port Wine Stain Birthmarks
    Other Name: Combining Topical Imiquimod 5% Cream With a Pulsed Dye Laser
  • Other: Placebo
    Combining Topical Imiquimod 5% Cream With a Pulsed Dye Laser to Treat Port Wine Stain Birthmarks
    Other Name: Combining Topical Imiquimod 5% Cream With a Pulsed Dye Laser
  • Experimental: Imiquimod
    Combining Topical Imiquimod 5% Cream With a Pulsed Dye Laser to Treat Port Wine Stain Birthmarks
    Intervention: Drug: Imiquimod
  • Placebo Comparator: Placebo
    Combining Topical Imiquimod 5% Cream With a Pulsed Dye Laser to Treat Port Wine Stain Birthmarks
    Intervention: Other: Placebo
Tremaine AM, Armstrong J, Huang YC, Elkeeb L, Ortiz A, Harris R, Choi B, Kelly KM. Enhanced port-wine stain lightening achieved with combined treatment of selective photothermolysis and imiquimod. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2012 Apr;66(4):634-41. doi: 10.1016/j.jaad.2011.11.958. Epub 2012 Jan 14.

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Completed
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August 2012
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Diagnosis of Port Wine Stain birthmark
  • Male and female subjects of any age who are in good health.
  • Fitzpatrick skin type I-VI

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant or lactating
  • History of cutaneous photosensitivity
  • History of hypersensitivity to imiquimod 5% cream or any of its components
  • History of photodermatoses
Both
Child, Adult, Senior
No
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United States
 
NCT00585247
NIH-LAMMP-2006-4815
Yes
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Beckman Laser Institute and Medical Center, University of California, Irvine
University of California, Irvine
Beckman Laser Institute University of California Irvine
Principal Investigator: Kristen M Kelly, M.D Beckman Laser Institute University of California Irvine
University of California, Irvine
August 2015

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