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Pediatric Subjects With Tinea Corporis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02227290
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 28, 2014
Last Update Posted : October 28, 2016
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Merz North America, Inc.

Brief Summary:
The study is being done to see how well the study cream works when applied once a day to affected area of child (where they have ringworm). The results will be compared to those seen with a placebo cream which has no active ingredient. Safety of the cream will also be measured.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Tinea Corporis Drug: Naftin Cream Drug: Placebo Cream Phase 4

Detailed Description:
The objectives of this study are to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Naftin (naftifine hydrochloride) Cream, 2% applied once daily for 2 weeks, compared to its vehicle in the treatment of pediatric subjects aged 2 to 17 years and 11 months with positive potassium hydroxide (KOH), positive dermatophyte culture, and clinical signs and symptoms of tinea corporis.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 230 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 4, Double-Blind, Randomized, Vehicle-Controlled, Multicenter, Parallel Group Evaluation of the Efficacy and Safety of Naftin (Naftifine Hydrochloride) Cream, 2% in Pediatric Subjects With Tinea Corporis
Study Start Date : August 2014
Actual Primary Completion Date : November 2015
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2015

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MedlinePlus related topics: Tinea Infections

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Naftin Cream, 2%
Once Daily
Drug: Naftin Cream
Placebo Comparator: Placebo Cream
Once Daily
Drug: Placebo Cream

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Primary Efficacy [ Time Frame: Day 21 ]
    Complete cure defined by negative KOH result and negative dermatophyte culture

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Secondary Efficacy [ Time Frame: Day 21 ]
    Treatment Effectiveness defined as negative KOH, negative culture, and improved sign and symptoms.

Other Outcome Measures:
  1. Clinical Success at Days 14 and 21 [ Time Frame: Day 14 and Day 21 ]
    Defined as sign and symptom scores of 0 or 1

  2. Clinical cure at Days 14 and 21 [ Time Frame: Days 14 and 21 ]
    Defined as erythema, induration, and pruritus score of 0.

  3. Subject Satisfaction [ Time Frame: Days 14 and 21 ]
    Assessment on 5 point scale or category of improvement from baseline.

  4. Complete Cure [ Time Frame: Day 14 ]
    Defined as negative mycology and abscence of signs/symptoms.

  5. Treatment of Effectiveness [ Time Frame: Day 14 ]
    Defined as negative KOH, negative culture, and signs/symptoms.

  6. Mycology Cure [ Time Frame: Day 14 ]
    Defined as negative KOH result and negative dermatophyte culture.

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Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years to 17 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Males or non-pregnant females 2 years of age to 17 years, 11 months, of any race. Females of child bearing potential must have a negative urine pregnancy test.
  • Presence of tinea corporis by clinical evidence of a tinea infection of at least moderate erythema, moderate induration, and mild pruritus.
  • KOH positive and culture positive baseline skin scrapings obtained form the site with the mose severely affected lesion or a representative site of the overall severity.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Tinea infection of the face, scalp, groin, and/or feet
  • A life-threatening condition in the opinion of the investigator (ex. autoimmune deficiency syndrome, cancer, etc) within the last 6 months.
  • Subjects with abnormal findings- physical or laboratory- that are considered by the investigator to be clinically important and indicative of conditions that might complicate interpretation of study results
  • Subjects with a known hypersensitivity or other contradictions to study medications or their components.
  • Subjects who have a recent history or who are currently known to abuse alcohol or drugs.
  • Uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
  • Hemodialysis or chronic ambulatory peritoneal dialysis therapy.
  • Current diagnosis of immunocompromising conditions.
  • Current evidence of compromised skin, atopic or contact dermatitis, eczema, impetigo, lichen planus, pityriasis rosea, pityriasis versicolor, psoriasis, seborrhoeic dermatitis and syphilis.
  • Severe dermatophytoses, mucocutaneous candidiasis, or bacterial skin infection
  • Patients with tinea corporis who have concurrent dermatophytosis of the scalp, beard or nails.

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Merz North America, Inc.
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Study Director: Alan Fleischer, MD Merz North America, Inc.
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Responsible Party: Merz North America, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02227290    
Other Study ID Numbers: MUS90200_4024_1
First Posted: August 28, 2014    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 28, 2016
Last Verified: October 2016
Keywords provided by Merz North America, Inc.:
Tinea Corporis
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Diseases