An Evaluation Of Mepolizumab In Therapy Of Eosinophilic Oesophagitis In Adult Patients
Eosinophils play a key role in the pathogenesis of eosinophilic oesophagitis. Therapies that suppress eosinophil recruitment and activation may give a benefit. Mepolizumab is a humanised monoclonal antibody against interleukin-5 (IL-5). This study will evaluate the ability of mepolizumab to decrease the recruitment and infiltration of eosinophils into the oesophagus, thereby reducing the inflammation and symptoms of EE (eosinophilic oesophagitis) in adult patients.
Eosinophilic Oesophagitis in Adult Patients
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||A Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Single-Centre Study to Provide a Preliminary Evaluation of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, Safety and Tolerability of Intravenous Anti-human Interleukin-5 (Mepolizumab, 750mg and 1500mg) in the Treatment of Eosinophilic Oesophagitis in Adults|
- 1. Reduction of eosinophils in the oesophagus 2. Safety and tolerability of mepolizumab
- 1. Effect of treatment on symptoms, Eosinophil levels, and on inflammation biomarkers in oesophagus tissue and blood.
|Study Start Date:||December 2005|