Last updated on July 2018

Trial Evaluating the Efficacy of Apremilast for the Treatment of Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia


Brief description of study

This is open label single side study involvement 20 patient treated with Apremilast. Each enrolled patient may be evaluated at by a dermatologist using the Lichen Planopilaris Activity Index and Frontal Fibrosing Alopecia Index. Other measures include physician global assessment, dermatology quality of life and patients analogue score for pruritus. Pt will have visits at Week 0,2,4,8,12,16,20,24

Detailed Study Description

Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a chronic immune mediated inflammatory disease characterized by inflammation of the hair follicle and scaring hair loss. Clinically, FFA presents as a progressive recession of the hairline in a frontal temporal distribution. Evidence suggests that timely and effective management can prevent the permanent loss of hair. Unfortunately, most current treatment have been disappointing with poor efficacy or high risk profile. The available of a safe effective treatment for this disease remains an unmet need Apremilast is a novel phosphodiesterase 4 inhibitor currently FDA approved to treat psoriasis and is under investigation for other auto immune conditions. The medication has a good safety profile with no required laboratory monitoring. This study primarily aimsto determine whether Apremilast offers any benefit for this difficult to treatment population

Clinical Study Identifier: NCT03422640

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Bellevue Dermatology

Bellevue, WA United States
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Recruitment Status: Open


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