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Safety and Efficacy of a Retinoid for the Treatment of Severe Chronic Hand Dermatitis

This study has been completed.
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Basilea Pharmaceutica Identifier:
First received: March 30, 2006
Last updated: July 16, 2010
Last verified: July 2010

March 30, 2006
July 16, 2010
April 2006
April 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
  • Safety:
  • Adverse Events
  • Safety Laboratory
  • Radiological investigations (bone density, x-ray)
Same as current
Complete list of historical versions of study NCT00309621 on Archive Site
  • Physicians Global Assessment
  • modified Total Lesion Symptom Score
  • Patients Global Assessment
  • Patient Defined Outcomes
Same as current
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Safety and Efficacy of a Retinoid for the Treatment of Severe Chronic Hand Dermatitis
Safety and Efficacy of Alitretinoin in the Treatment of Severe Refractory Chronic Hand Dermatitis

Patients with severe chronic hand dermatitis, that has not responded to topical treatment, including topical steroids and the avoidance of aggravating factors, will be treated with the oral medication alitretinoin. The study aims to investigate the safety and efficacy of the medication when given over a period of 6 months.

For severe, chronic hand dermatitis, refractory to topical treatment and the avoidance of aggravating factors such as allergens and irritants, no registered systemic treatment is available. Current systemic treatment options consist in the off-label use of systemic immune suppressants, such as cyclosporine, methotrexate.

Severe chronic hand dermatitis is a debilitating disease, with massive impact on social life and working ability. A huge proportion of the population suffers for more than a decade, and job losses are a frequent consequence.

This open-label trial investigates the safety and efficacy of oral alitretinoin 30mg as a single daily dose for up to 6 months. The trial is complementary to the pivotal efficacy study BAP00089.

Phase 3
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Hand Dermatoses
Drug: alitretinoin
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May 2007
April 2007   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Chronic hand dermatitis, rated as severe by physicians global assessment, present for at least 6 months, that has not responded to the avoidance of allergens and irritants and the use of topical steroids

Exclusion Criteria:

  • female of childbearing potential, unless participating in a pregnancy prevention program
  • psoriasis
  • active major psychiatric condition
18 Years to 75 Years
Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects
Canada,   Germany,   Poland
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Basilea Pharmaceutica
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Principal Investigator: Thomas Diepgen, MD Univ. Heidelberg
Basilea Pharmaceutica
July 2010

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