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Sunscreen RV 2457C in Photoinduced CLE

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : May 8, 2007
Last Update Posted : May 8, 2007
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Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf

Brief Summary:

Lupus erythematosus (LE) is characterized by a large clinical spectrum, and sunligt is a well established factor in the induction and exacerbation of this disease. In all subsets of LE, skin lesions occur preferentially in sun-exposed areas.

Previous studies have demonstrated that the lesions in LE patients reproduced in controlled experimental conditions. The initial reports suggested that the action spectrum for the LE was in the UVB range (290 to 320 nm), but more recent studies have demonstrated that UVA (320 to 400 nm) can contribute to the induction of LE skin lesions.

Antimalarial agents and topical steroids are the main treatments of chronic LE. The second line therapies include retinoids, sulfones, immunosuppressor agents, systemic corticosteroid and thalidomide. Moreover, patients are advised to avoid sun, to wear sunprotective clothing and to apply sunscreen.

The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of a sunscreen milk with high protection factor against UV-B and UV-A, used exclusively, in the photoinduced LE.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus Skin Lesion Experimental Photoinduction Protective Sunscreen Drug: sunscreen RV 2547C Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 25 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Photoprotective Effects of the RV 2457C Sunscreen Milk in Photoinduced Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Study Start Date : May 2001
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2002

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MedlinePlus related topics: Sun Exposure

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female subjects
  • Patient aged of 18 years or more
  • Documented medical history of chronic cutaneous lupus erythematosus (lupus erythematosus tumidus, discoid lupus erythematosus, subacute lupus erythematosus) without any sign of systematic involvement
  • patients who have a history of positive provocative phototestimg using a standardized protocol during a previous photobiologic exploration
  • informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnant women, nursing mothers
  • subjects with lupus erythematosus with systematic involvement
  • subjects with a medical history of another photodermatosis
  • subjects with sun erythema, residual pigmentation, dermatological lesion, abnormal skin pigmentation which might interfere with a study evaluation on test sides
  • subjects who had sun solar simulator exposure on their backs within 12 weeks prior to enter to the study
  • subjects with a known intolarance to one of the formula compounds

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00470912

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Heinrich Heine University of Duesseldorf, Depatment of Dermatoly
Duesseldorf, NRW, Germany, 40225
Sponsors and Collaborators
Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf
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Principal Investigator: Annegret Kuhn, MD Heinrich-Heine University of Duesseldorf, Department of Dermatolgy
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Other Study ID Numbers: AMG 003
First Posted: May 8, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: May 8, 2007
Last Verified: May 2007
Keywords provided by Heinrich-Heine University, Duesseldorf:
cutaneous lupus erythemaosus
Sunscreen RV 2547C
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous
Connective Tissue Diseases
Skin Diseases
Sunscreening Agents
Radiation-Protective Agents
Protective Agents
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Dermatologic Agents