Study to Evaluate the Response to Treatment and Safety of 0.03% Tacrolimus (FK506) Ointment Administered in Pediatric Patients With Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis
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Objective of this study is to further assess the response to treatment and safety of 0.03% tacrolimus (FK506) ointment when used for 6 months in pediatric patients with moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, known to be responsive to topical steroids.
Condition or disease
Drug: tacrolimus ointment
The main phase is 6 month duration, but the follow-up phase up to 12 months will allow the collection of RTT and safety data in a period which will include all seasons in each patient, to account for seasonal variability which strongly affect AD course.
A Long Term, Non-comparative, Multi-centre Study to Further Evaluate the Response to Treatment and Safety of 0.03% Tacrolimus Ointment Administered in Pediatric Patients With Moderate to Severe Atopic Dermatitis.
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The rate of patients with at least 50% (i.e. at least moderate) improvement according to the physician's global evaluation of clinical response at month 6/end of study (if before month 6) visit [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
Secondary Outcome Measures :
The rate of patients with at least 50% (i.e. at least moderate) improvement according to the physician's global evaluation of clinical response at month 12/end of study (if before month 6) visit [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
The rate of patients with at least 60% improvement in the Score in Atopic Dermatitis (SCORAD) at month 6/end of study (if before month 6) visit and at month 12/end of study (if after month 6) visit, each compared to baseline (day 1) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
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Ages Eligible for Study:
2 Years to 15 Years (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patient may be male or female of any ethnic group
Patient is aged 2 years to 15 years (not having completed his/her 16th birthday) and suffers from moderate to severe atopic dermatitis (Rajka/Langeland score of at least 4.5).
Patient known to be responsive to topical steroids
Patient's legal representative has given written informed consent. If the patient is capable of understanding the purposes and risks of the trial written informed consent has been obtained from the patient as well. Female patients of childbearing potential must agree to maintain adequate birth control practice during the trial period and during the first four weeks after the end of the study
Patient meets the following wash-out criteria:
Systemic corticosteroids (for the treatment of AD only)