Last updated on April 2019

Efficacy and Safety Study of Mepolizumab in Subjects With Severe Hypereosinophilic Syndrome (HES)


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Hypereosinophilic syndrome
  • Age: Between 12 - 100 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Capable of giving signed informed consent/assent which includes compliance with the requirements and restrictions listed in the consent form and in this protocol
  • Twelve years of age or older, at the time of signing the informed consent/assent
  • Subjects who have been diagnosed with HES for at least 6 months at randomization
  • A history of two or more HES flares within the past 12 months prior to screening. Historical HES flares are defined as documented HES-related worsening of clinical symptoms or blood eosinophil counts requiring an escalation in therapy. At least one HES flare within the past 12 months must not be related to a decrease in HES therapy during the 4 weeks prior to the flare.
  • Subjects must have blood eosinophil count >=1000 cells/L present in the sample collected during screening (within 4 weeks prior to randomization).
  • Subjects must be on a stable dose of HES therapy for the 4 weeks prior to randomization. HES therapy includes but is not limited to oral corticosteroid, immunosuppressive, and cytotoxic therapy.
  • Male or female. A female subject is eligible to participate if she is not pregnant, not lactating, and either non-reproductive potential or reproductive potential and agree to use a highly effective method to avoid pregnancy from 30 days prior to the first dose of study medication and until 4 months after the last dose of study treatment.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Life-threatening HES or life-threatening HES co-morbidities: Imminently life-threatening HES disease severity such that the likelihood of death is high unless the course of the disease is interrupted within 12 weeks prior to randomization.
  • Subjects who have known, pre-existing, clinically significant endocrine, autoimmune, metabolic, neurological, renal, gastrointestinal, hepatic, hematological, respiratory or any other system abnormalities that are not associated with HES and are uncontrolled with standard treatment.
  • Eosinophilia of unknown clinical significance
  • Twelve-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) finding: QT interval corrected for heart rate (QTc) > 450 msec or QTc > 480 msec in subjects with bundle branch block or an abnormal ECG finding from the 12-lead ECG conducted at Visit 1 if considered to be clinically significant and would impact the subject's participation during the study based on the evaluation of the Investigator.
  • Subjects with documented history of any clinically significant cardiac damage prior to screening that, in the opinion of the investigator, would impact the subject's participation during the study.
  • Liver abnormality/disease - Alanine transaminase (ALT) >2.5x upper limit of normal (ULN) or ALT>5xULN if documented HES with liver manifestations, or bilirubin >1.5xULN (isolated bilirubin >1.5xULN is acceptable if bilirubin is fractionated and direct bilirubin <35 percent), or current active liver or biliary disease (with the exception of Gilbert's syndrome or asymptomatic gallstones or otherwise stable chronic liver disease per investigator assessment). Stable chronic liver disease should generally be defined by the absence of ascites, encephalopathy, coagulopathy, hypoalbuminaemia, oesophageal or gastric varices, or persistent jaundice, or cirrhosis.

NOTE: Chronic stable hepatitis B and C (e.g., presence of hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) or positive hepatitis C antibody test result at screening or within 3 months prior to first dose of study treatment) are acceptable if subject otherwise meets entry criteria.

  • Clinical diagnosis of eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (EGPA)
  • Subjects with a history of or current lymphoma, or subjects with current malignancy or previous history of cancer in remission for less than 12 months prior to randomization. Subjects that had localized carcinoma (i.e., basal or squamous cell) of the skin which was resected for cure will not be excluded.
  • FIP1 like 1-platelet derived growth factor receptor (FIP1L1-PDGFR) Status: Subjects who test positive for the FIP1L1-PDGFR fusion tyrosine kinase gene translocation.
  • Subjects with chronic or ongoing active infections requiring systemic treatment, as well as subjects who have experienced clinically significant infections due to viruses, bacteria, and fungi within 4 weeks prior to randomization or subjects with a pre-existing helminthes infestation within 6 months prior to randomization
  • Subjects with a known human immunodeficiency virus (e.g., HIV), other than that explained by the use of OCS or other therapy taken for HES.
  • Other laboratory abnormalities: Evidence of clinically significant abnormality in the hematological, biochemical or urinalysis screen from the sample collected at screening, that could put the subject's safety at risk by participating in the study, as judged by the investigator
  • Subjects who have previously received mepolizumab in the 4 months prior to randomization
  • Subjects receiving intravenous or subcutaneous corticosteroids in the 4-week period prior to randomization or any other monoclonal antibodies within 30 days or 5 half-lives, whichever is longer, of randomization
  • Subjects who have received treatment with an investigational agent (biologic or non-biologic) within the past 30 days or 5 drug half-lives whichever is longer, prior to randomization or subjects who are currently participating in any other interventional clinical study
  • Subjects who are not responsive to oral corticosteroid based on clinical response or blood eosinophil counts
  • Subjects with any history of hypersensitivity to any monoclonal antibody (including mepolizumab) or any steroid or steroid-containing product
  • Subjects with a known or suspected history of alcohol or substance abuse at screening which in the opinion of the investigator could interfere with the subject's proper completion of the protocol requirement.

Recruitment Status: Closed


Brief Description Eligibility Contact Research Team


Receive Emails About New Clinical Trials!

Sign up for our FREE service to receive email notifications when clinical trials are posted in the medical category of interest to you.