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

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Skin of Color Society
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ginette Okoye, MD, Johns Hopkins University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01328080
First received: March 31, 2011
Last updated: May 19, 2014
Last verified: May 2014

March 31, 2011
May 19, 2014
February 2011
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Percentage Change in Total AKN Lesions From Baseline to Week 16. [ Time Frame: Baseline to Week 16 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
To determine if treatment of AKN with targeted ultraviolet B radiation will improve the clinical appearance of lesions.
Resolution of AKN [ Time Frame: 16 weeks ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
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Treatment of Acne Keloidalis Nuchae (Razor Bumps Behind the Neck) Using UV Light Therapy
Improving Acne Keloidalis Nuchae by Inducing Matrix Metalloproteinases in Vivo Using Targeted Ultraviolet-B Irradiation

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.

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Interventional
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Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind (Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Acne Keloidalis Nuchae
Radiation: Targeted UV-B
Daavlin Lumera phototherapy device (290-320 nm), dosed by patients' individual minimal erythema dose (MED)
Experimental: Targeted UV-B
Intervention: Radiation: Targeted UV-B
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Completed
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August 2012
August 2012   (final data collection date for primary outcome measure)

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
Male
18 Years and older
No
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United States
 
NCT01328080
NA_00035842
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Ginette Okoye, MD, Johns Hopkins University
Johns Hopkins University
Skin of Color Society
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Johns Hopkins University
May 2014

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