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Treatment of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (Razor Bumps Behind the Neck) Using UV Light Therapy

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01328080
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 4, 2011
Results First Posted : June 16, 2014
Last Update Posted : March 29, 2017
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Skin of Color Society
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ginette Okoye, MD, Johns Hopkins University

Brief Summary:
This study is being done to evaluate the effect of targeted UV-B (a component of sunlight) on the treatment of acne keloidalis nuchae (AKN, or razor bumps on the back of the neck). The investigators believe targeted UV-B is a safe and effective way to reduce the appearance of AKN.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Acne Keloidalis Nuchae Radiation: Targeted UV-B

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 11 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Improving Acne Keloidalis Nuchae by Inducing Matrix Metalloproteinases in Vivo Using Targeted Ultraviolet-B Irradiation
Study Start Date : February 2011
Primary Completion Date : August 2012
Study Completion Date : August 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Acne
U.S. FDA Resources

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Targeted UV-B (Left)
Targeted UV-B on left side of the scalp.
Radiation: Targeted UV-B
Daavlin Lumera phototherapy device (290-320 nm), dosed by patients' individual minimal erythema dose (MED)
Experimental: Targeted UV-B (Right)
Targeted UV-B on right side of the scalp.
Radiation: Targeted UV-B
Daavlin Lumera phototherapy device (290-320 nm), dosed by patients' individual minimal erythema dose (MED)



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Percentage Change in Total AKN Lesions From Baseline to Week 16. [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 16 ]
    To determine if treatment of AKN with targeted ultraviolet B radiation will improve the clinical appearance of lesions.



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • age 18 or over
  • male gender
  • African-American or other black ethnicity
  • current diagnosis of acne keloidalis nuchae (razor bumps on back of neck)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • allergy to lidocaine or numbing medicine
  • history of increased sensitivity to sunlight, lupus, or porphyria
  • current use of a drug that increases sensitivity to sunlight

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Locations
United States, Maryland
Johns Hopkins Dept. of Dermatology
Baltimore, Maryland, United States, 21287
Sponsors and Collaborators
Johns Hopkins University
Skin of Color Society

Additional Information:
Responsible Party: Ginette Okoye, MD, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01328080     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: NA_00035842
First Posted: April 4, 2011    Key Record Dates
Results First Posted: June 16, 2014
Last Update Posted: March 29, 2017
Last Verified: February 2017

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Acne Keloid
Keloid
Collagen Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Acneiform Eruptions
Skin Diseases
Folliculitis
Hair Diseases