Anakinra for Inflammatory Pustular Skin Diseases
- - Inflammatory pustular skin diseases are a type of autoinflammatory disease in which the immune system attacks the body s tissues.
- - IL-1 is a small protein that may be important in causing the inflammation seen in pustular skin disease.
- - To see if anakinra can be used to treat inflammatory pustular skin disease.
- - Individuals at least 18 years of age who have inflammatory pustular skin disease.
- - Participants will be screened with a physical exam and medical history.
- - Participants will have an initial visit to receive the first dose of anakinra.
- - Participants will take anakinra for up to 12 weeks as long as there are no severe side effects.
- - Participants will have study visits at weeks 4, 8 and 12.
- - Participants will have a final study visit 4 weeks after they stop taking anakinra.
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|Eligible Ages||18 Years and Over|
- - INCLUSION CRITERIA 1.1 Females and males, aged greater than or equal to 18.
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|National Cancer Institute (NCI)|
The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.
|Edward W Cowen, M.D.|
|Principal Investigator Affiliation||National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)|
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The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.
|Sneddon-Wilkinson, Acrodermatitis Continua of Hallopeau, Pustular Psoriasis, Palmoplantar Pustulosis|
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- - Inflammatory disorders that present with neutrophilic pustular skin lesions, including generalized pustular psoriasis, are characterized by severe cutaneous manifestations, generalized inflammation and significant morbidity.
- - Recent studies in patients with phenotypically similar pustular diseases have identified two monogenic forms of neutrophilic pustular psoriasis implicating interleukin (IL)-1 in disease pathogenesis.
- - Deficiency of the IL-1 receptor antagonist (IL1RN, DIRA) is an autosomal recessive condition characterized by severe generalized pustular eruptions in the neonatal period, osteopenia, lytic bone lesions, joint pain, respiratory insufficiency, thrombosis, elevated acute phase reactants and significant mortality.
- - Deficiency of IL-36 receptor antagonist (IL-36RN/IL1F5, DITRA) is an autosomal recessive condition with episodic widespread pustular skin lesions, fevers and systemic inflammation defined by marked leukocytosis and elevated creactive protein.
- - Both IL1RN and IL36RN/IL1F5 are highly expressed in epidermal keratinocytes, suggesting a role for keratinocytes in initiating innate immunity-mediated inflammatory skin diseases, and ultimately manifesting in a pustular phenotype.
- - Patients with inflammatory pustular diseases often respond poorly to conventional treatment with methotrexate, cyclosporine and anti-TNF agents.
- - Two recent case reports describe patients with pustular psoriasis unresponsive to TNF inhibition who responded to anti-IL-1 receptor therapy with anakinra.
- - We propose a phase 2 study that will utilize a collaborative bench-to-bedside approach, applying targeted anti-IL-1 therapy, novel imaging modalities, and laboratory techniques including immunohistochemistry, gene expression and cytokine studies, and in vitro manipulations of skin to dissect and validate pathways in these complex diseases.
- - Age greater than or equal to 18 years.
- - Active macroscopic noninfectious pustular skin lesions involving greater than or equal to 5% of the total body surface area, or palmoplantar involvement.
- - Histopathologic confirmation of epidermal neutrophilic pustulosis.
- - Patients must have maintained a stable dose of immunosuppressant therapy, retinoids or anti-neutrophil therapy for 2 weeks prior to study initiation with resultant stable or worsening skin disease.
- - Use of biologic agents requires a washout period of at least 3 half-lives prior to study initiation.
- - Patients must have organ and marrow function as defined below: - leukocytes >3,000/mcL - absolute neutrophil count >1,500/mcL - platelets >100,000/mcL - creatinine within normal institutional limits OR creatinine clearance >60 mL/min/1.73 m2 for patients with creatinine levels above institutional normal.
- - A 16-week, open-label phase 2 study.
- - Patients will initially receive treatment with anakinra 100 mg/day by self-administered subcutaneous injection.
- - Disease response will be assessed every 4 weeks, and determination of dose escalation will be made based on clinical assessment.
- - If a response is achieved with anakinra, other immunosuppressants administered for the purpose of treatment of pustular skin disease may be tapered per physician discretion.
- - Clinical assessment, and laboratory and subjective data will be collected in-person every 4 weeks to determine disease response.
- - Twenty-five evaluable patients will be enrolled onto this trial.
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