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Pemphigus Vulgaris clinical trials at UCSF
2 in progress, 1 open to new patients

  • A Study to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of Rituximab Versus Mycophenolate Mofetil (MMF) in Participants With Pemphigus Vulgaris (PV)

    open to eligible people ages 18–75

    This is a Phase III, randomized, double-blind, double-dummy, active-comparator, parallel-arm, multicenter study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of rituximab compared with MMF in participants with moderate-to-severely active PV requiring 60-120 milligrams per day (mg/day) oral prednisone or equivalent. Participants must have a confirmed diagnosis of PV within the previous 24 months (by skin or mucosal biopsy and immunohistochemistry) and evidence of active disease at screening. Approximately 124 participants will be enrolled at up to 60 centers worldwide. Participants will be randomized in a 1:1 ratio to receive either rituximab plus MMF placebo or rituximab placebo plus MMF. Randomization will be stratified by duration of illness. The study will consist of three periods: a screening period of up to 28 days, a 52-week double-blind treatment period, and a 48-week safety follow up period that begins at the time of study treatment completion or discontinuation.

    San Francisco, California and other locations

  • Polyclonal Regulatory T Cells (PolyTregs) for Pemphigus

    Sorry, not yet accepting patients

    T cells, a type of white blood cell called a lymphocyte, play an important role in the immune system. One subtype, the regulatory T cell (Treg) helps to regulate the immune system and may provide protection against the development of autoimmune disease. The hope is that these naturally occurring Treg cells can be utilized for the treatment of autoimmune disease and potentially replace the use of chronic immunosuppressive therapies that are associated with multiple side effects. There has been a small study showing safe administration of Tregs with decreased disease activity in patients with insulin-dependent diabetes. Tregs are being studied in lupus, cancer and organ transplantation. This phase I trial will be conducted as an open-label, dose-escalation, multicenter trial in adult participants with active pemphigus.The purpose of this study is to test the safety and effect of Treg therapy in participants who have skin (cutaneous) involvement due to pemphigus.

    San Francisco, California and other locations