Clinical Trial of NPB-01 in Patients With Bullous Pemphigoid Unresponsive to Corticosteroids.
Patients diagnosed with bullous pemphigoid were confirmed based on the investigators national diagnostic criteria. Patients who meet all inclusion criteria and conflict the exclusion criteria will receive NPB-01(intravenous immunoglobulin) 400mg/kg/day for five consecutive days or Placebo(physiological saline). Subsequently, efficacy of NPB-01 for therapy of bullous pemphigoid will evaluate using pemphigoid activity score involving skin lesion area and Number of new blisters.
As a safety endpoint, the safety of NPB-01 will be investigated the occurrence of adverse events by 57 days after the start of the study treatment.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||NPB-01(Intravenous Immunoglobulin) Therapy for Patients With Bullous Pemphigoid Unresponsive to Corticosteroids: Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo Control,Parallel Assignment Study(PhaseⅡ).|
- Skin lesion area (%), Number of new blisters/day, Pemphigoid Activity Score, Pemphigus Disease Area Index(PDAI), anti-BP180 and -BP230 antibody titers, Steroid dose, Time to escape from the protocol and its ratio [ Time Frame: 57 days ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
|Study Start Date:||November 2008|
|Study Completion Date:||October 2010|
|Primary Completion Date:||October 2010 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Active Comparator: 1
Placebo Comparator: 2
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00809822