DEP Combine With PD-1 Antibody as an Treatment for EBV-HLH

  • End date
    Jan 1, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    Beijing Friendship Hospital
Updated on 16 March 2022


This study aimed to investigate the efficacy and safety of DEP (liposomal doxorubicin, etoposide and methylprednisolone) together with PD-1 antibody as an treatment for EBV associated hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis.


PD-1 antibody added to the DEP regimen (with or without asparaginases) in EBV-HLH,

Condition Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis
Treatment DEP combine with PD-1 antibody
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05164978
SponsorBeijing Friendship Hospital
Last Modified on16 March 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Meet hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH)-04 diagnostic criteria; EBV-DNA in peripheral blood or EBER in tissue were positive, patients were diagnosed with EBV associated HLH (EBV-HLH)
The expected survival time is more than 1 month
Age >18 years old, gender is not limited
Serum creatinine ≤ 1.5 times normal;
Serum human immunodeficiency virus(HIV) antigen or antibody negative; Hepatitis C virus (HCV) antibody is negative, or HCV antibody is positive, but HCV RNA is negative;HBV copies less than 1E+03 copies/ml
No thyroid dysfunction. The left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) was normal
No uncontrollable infection
Contraception for both male or female
Informed consent obtained

Exclusion Criteria

Allergic to doxorubicin, etoposide and sintilimab Injection
Serious immunoreaction: myocardial damage, hepatitis, pneumonia
Central nervous system symptoms
Serious mental illness
Central nervous system symptoms
Serious mental illness
Accumulated dose of doxorubicin above 300mg/m2 or epirubicin above 450mg/m2;
Pancreatitis history. Patients unable to comply during the trial and/or follow-up phase
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