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Study for Pustular Skin Disease
Pustular Skin Disease Study
The National Cancer Institute, Dermatology Branch is conducting a study investigating anakinra for the treatment of inflammatory pustular skin diseases. Anakinra is a once daily injected medication that targets a specific part of your immune system (Interleukin-1). The results of this study may help us to provide a safer and more effective therapy for people with these conditions, and improve our knowledge of these diseases.
We are seeking participants who:
- Are 18 and older.
- Are diagnosed with an active inflammatory pustular skin disease such as pustular psoriasis, palmoplantar pustulosis, palmoplantar pustular psoriasis or subcorneal pustular dermatosis.
- Have a primary care physician.
- Will travel to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland once-a-month during the 4-month study period.
- Will undergo a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist, and physical examination of the skin, joints, eyes and heart.
- Will have urine and blood samples collected.
- May have skin and fat samples collected, as well as imaging studies performed.
- Will be provided with the study medication at no cost for the 4-month study period.
- Reimbursement for travel, accommodation and food will be offered consistent with NIH guidelines.
How can you enroll?
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This page last updated on 03/07/2019