Last updated on July 2019

Maintaining or Stopping Immunosuppressive Therapy in Patients With ANCA Vasculitis and End-stage Renal Disease


Brief description of study

This prospective randomized trial aims to evaluate the feasibility, risk and benefit of the discontinuation of immunosuppressive maintenance treatments in AAV (Antineutrophil Cytoplasmic Autoantibodies (ANCA)-associated vasculitis) patients who have reached ESRD (end-stage renal disease). Our hypothesis is that discontinuation of immunosuppressive therapy in AAV patients with ESRD will not expose these patients to an excessive risk of extra-renal AAV relapse, while reducing the rate of complications due to immunosuppression, particularly infections.

Patients with ESRD related to AAV will be randomized into 2 arms:

arm 1: discontinuation (or not initiation) of maintenance treatment (Experimental group) arm 2: maintenance (or initiation) of immunosuppressive treatment (Control group).

The main objective of this study is to demonstrate a superiority of immunosuppression discontinuation in ESRD-AAV patients compared to standard maintenance immunosuppressive therapy in terms of severe prejudicial event-free survival at 24 months. The second objectives include the frequency of major and minor relapses, of infectious episodes and leukopenia in both groups and the establishment of a prospective database regarding the outcome of ESRD-AAV patients.

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03323476

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