Last updated on August 2018

Secukinumab for Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis


Brief description of study

Atopic Dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema, or eczema, is a common skin disease that can affect males and females of all ages, but often starts in childhood. Recent studies show at least 4-7% of adults and 15-25% of children to be affected, with one third of patients having severe disease. It results in very itchy, red, swollen, and cracked skin. Scratching worsens the symptoms and causes the skin to become thickened over time. Patients with atopic dermatitis have an increased risk of skin infections, and many also develop hay fever or asthma. Atopic dermatitis can cause significant distress to both patients and their families.

In this study, the aim is to assess the effects of a new treatment called secukinumab in patients with atopic dermatitis. A total of 30 patients will be included in the study, which will run for a total of 52 weeks.

Detailed Study Description

This is a randomized, double-blind, pilot study of a total of 44 subjects with AD (22 with intrinsic and 22 with extrinsic AD) consisting of 2 phases. Subjects will be randomized (2:1) to either receive secukinumab 300 mg or placebo via subcutaneous injection using 2 prefilled syringes.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT02594098

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Emma Guttman, MD, PhD

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, NY United States