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The primary outcome measure of the study is to demonstrate the safety and tolerability of GSK1070806 in the Behcet's disease population at 24 weeks, with biochemical and clinical efficacy and mechanistic studies to further explore the pathogenesis of Behcet's disease important secondary and exploratory outcomes.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Have given written informed consent to participate
Be aged 18 years and over
Have a diagnosis of Behcet's disease (according to the International Study Group (ISG) diagnostic guidelines or International Criteria for BD (ICBD)).
Have active disease, severe enough to necessitate the use of biological therapy at the time of enrolment (i.e. Subjects have refractory disease as defined by the UK Centres of Excellence criteria as failure to respond to steroid and/or immunosuppressive therapy with significant or major organ-threatening disease.
Age under 18 years
Allergies to humanized monoclonal antibodies
Subjects who have received any of the following agents within 364 days of day 0:
Rituximab or any other B cell depleting or modulating biological agent
Subjects who have received any of the following agents within 180 days of day 0:
Subjects who have received any of the following agents within 90 days of Day 0:
Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG)
Subjects who have received any of the following agents within 30 days of Day 0:
Subjects who have received any other investigational product within 30 days, 5 half lives or twice the duration of the biological effect, whichever is longer.
Subjects required more than 15mg prednisolone daily in the 4 week run in phase.
Positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) antibody test
Positive serology for Hepatitis B (HB), defined as: (i) HB surface antigen positive (HBsAg+) OR (ii) HB core antibody positive (HBcAb+)
Positive Hepatitis C (HCV) antibody test
Evidence of active or latent tuberculosis (TB) as documented by medical history and examination, chest X-rays (posterior anterior and lateral), and a positive (not indeterminate) QuantiFERON®-TB Gold test.
Evidence of chronic infection requiring long term antimicrobial therapy
Serum IgG level < 3g/l
Lymphoma, leukemia, or any malignancy within the past 5 years except for basal cell or squamous epithelial carcinomas of the skin that have been resected with no evidence of metastatic disease for 3 years, and carcinoma in situ of the uterine cervix.
QTc interval (single or average) > 480msec or in subjects with bundle branch block QTc > 500msec (these criteria do not apply to subjects with predominantly paced rhythm).
Liver function: ALT > 2xULN and bilirubin > 1.5 ULN (isolated bilirubin > 1.5 ULN is acceptable if bilirubin is fractionated and direct bilirubin < 35%)
Compliance: is unlikely to comply with scheduled study visits based on investigator judgment or has a history of substance abuse, psychiatric disorder or condition that may compromise communication with the investigator
Women who are pregnant or breast feeding
Women of child bearing potential who are unwilling or unable to use an acceptable method to avoid pregnancy for one month before and 12 months after administration of GSK1070806