A Pilot Study to Determine the Safety of Campath-1H (Anti-CD52 Antibody) Therapy in Newly Diagnosed Subjects With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

This study has been withdrawn prior to enrollment.
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University of Wisconsin, Madison
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First received: September 13, 2005
Last updated: December 26, 2007
Last verified: December 2007

The rationale for the study is to determine if Campath-1H can be used in patients recently diagnosed with type I DM, to induce a state of immunological unresponsiveness such that subjects can safely preserve beta cell mass and eliminate or lower insulin requirements, preserving excellent metabolic control.

Condition Intervention Phase
New Onset Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Drug: Campath 1H® (Alemtuzumab)
Phase 1

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: A Pilot Study to Determine the Safety of Campath-1H (Anti-CD52 Antibody) Therapy in Newly Diagnosed Subjects With Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus

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Primary Outcome Measures:
  • to determine if Campath-1H can be used in patients recently diagnosed with type I DM

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • to determine if Campath-1H can eliminate or lower insulin requirements

Estimated Enrollment: 50
Study Start Date: October 2005

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 35 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult subjects ages 18-35, with new onset type 1 diabetes mellitus (within 2-12 weeks of diagnosis), one or more islet autoantibody to GAD, IA2, IAA or islet cell cytoplasmic antibody (ICA) within 2 weeks of diabetes diagnosis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Subjects under 18 years of age or over 35 years of age.
  • Subjects who have previously received an organ transplant.
  • Subjects who are currently receiving systemic corticosteroids for other medical diseases in which the physician feels discontinuation of corticosteroids is contraindicated.
  • Subjects with a history of other medical condition(s) known to affect blood glucose values (i.e., Cushing's disease, acromegaly).
  • Subjects with a history of other chronic systemic inflammatory or autoimmune disease or other severe medical condition. (A history of treated hypothyroidism with documentation of normal serum thyroid hormone levels will not be exclusionary.)
  • Patients with a history of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, or HIV.
  • PPD positive at the time of evaluation.
  • Thrombocytopenia or neutropenia. Individuals will be considered to have thrombocytopenia if they have a platelet count <100,000 platelets/mm2 or <3,000 WBC/ml.
  • Subjects with a history of renal, pulmonary, or cardiac failure
  • Subjects with severe systemic infections. Only those subjects who have completed treatment and have shown a complete clinical resolution will be considered eligible for the study.
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00214214

United States, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
Madison, Wisconsin, United States, 53792
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Principal Investigator: Luis Fernandez, MD University of Wisconsin, Madison
  More Information

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00214214     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: H-2003-0405
Study First Received: September 13, 2005
Last Updated: December 26, 2007
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Diabetes Mellitus
Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
Autoimmune Diseases
Endocrine System Diseases
Glucose Metabolism Disorders
Immune System Diseases
Metabolic Diseases
Antineoplastic Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

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