A 24 Week, Randomised, Assessor Blinded, Active-controlled, Parallel Group, Phase 3, 2 Arm Trial to Compare the Efficacy and Safety of Delgocitinib Cream 20 mg/g Twice-daily With Alitretinoin Capsules Once-daily in Adult Participants With Severe Chronic Hand Eczema

  • End date
    Oct 31, 2023
  • participants needed
  • sponsor
    LEO Pharma
Updated on 21 October 2022


This is a 24-week study in adult participants with severe chronic hand eczema (CHE) and with a documented inadequate response to treatment with topical corticosteroids (TCS) or for whom TCS are documented to be otherwise medically inadvisable. Eligible participants will be randomised to receive topical administration of delgocitinib cream 20 mg/g, twice-daily, or oral administration of alitretinoin capsules 30 mg (with an option to reduce to 10 mg during trial conduct), once-daily. The participants will visit the clinic regularly to have the study doctor assess their CHE and to answer questions about itch, pain, CHE symptoms, and quality of life.

The purpose of this trial is to compare the efficacy, health-related quality of life, and safety of delgocitinib cream and alitretinoin capsules.

Condition Chronic Hand Eczema
Treatment delgocitinib, Toctino
Clinical Study IdentifierNCT05259722
SponsorLEO Pharma
Last Modified on21 October 2022


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Inclusion Criteria

Diagnosis of CHE, defined as hand eczema that has persisted for more than 3 months or returned twice or more within the last 12 months
Disease severity graded as moderate to severe at screening and baseline according to IGA-CHE (i.e. an IGA-CHE score of 3 or 4)
Participants who have a documented recent history of inadequate response to treatment with topical corticosteroids (TCS) or for whom TCS are documented to be otherwise medically inadvisable (e.g. due to important side effects or safety risks)
Participants adherent to standard non-medicated skin care including avoidance of known and relevant irritants and allergens
Participants must use contraceptive methods in accordance with local regulations regarding the methods of contraception for those participating in clinical studies

Exclusion Criteria

Concurrent skin diseases on the hands, e.g. tinea manuum
Active atopic dermatitis requiring medical treatment in regions other than the hands and feet
Active psoriasis on any part of the body
Hyperkeratotic hand eczema in combination with a history of psoriasis on any part of the body
Clinically significant infection on the hands
Participants who cannot receive alitretinoin
Clinically significant infection within 28 days prior to baseline which, in the opinion of the investigator, may compromise the safety of the participant in the trial, interfere with evaluation of the IMP, or reduce the participant's ability to participate in the trial
History of any known primary immunodeficiency disorder including a positive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test at screening, or the participant taking antiretroviral medications as determined by medical history and/or participant's verbal report
Any disorder which is not stable and could
Affect the safety of the participant throughout the trial
Impede the participant's ability to complete the trial
Positive hepatitis B surface antigen or hepatitis C virus antibody serology at
Systemic treatment with immunosuppressive drugs, immunomodulating drugs, retinoids, or corticosteroids within 28 days prior to baseline
Use of tanning beds, phototherapy, or bleach baths on the hands within 28 days prior to baseline
Previous or current treatment with Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors (including delgocitinib/LEO 124249), systemic or topical
Cutaneously applied treatment with immunomodulators or TCS on the hands within 14 days prior to baseline
Use of systemic antibiotics or cutaneously applied antibiotics on the hands within 14 days prior to baseline
Other transdermal or cutaneously applied therapy on the hands (except for the use of subject's own emollients) within 7 days prior to baseline
Cutaneously applied treatments in regions other than the hands, which could interfere with clinical trial evaluations or pose a safety concern within 7 days prior to baseline
Treatment with any marketed biological therapy or investigational biologic agents
Any cell-depleting agents: within 6 months prior to baseline, or until lymphocyte count returns to normal, whichever is longer
Other biologics: within 3 months or 5 half-lives, whichever is longer, prior to baseline
Previously used alitretinoin or participated in a clinical trial with alitretinoin or
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