Clinical Trial of NPB-01 in Patients With Bullous Pemphigoid Unresponsive to Corticosteroids. (NPB-01)
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
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 ]
|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