Clinical Trial

Hypersensitivity Reactions to House Dust Mite

Study Description

Characterization of the Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity Reactions to House Dust Mite, Diphencyprone, Nickel, and Tuberculin Purified Protein Derivative in Healthy Volunteers

This study will be conducted in 2 cohorts. In Cohort A, approximately 40 subjects will participate in a single-center, open-label, non-randomized, parallel-group trial to investigate the molecular mechanisms involved in delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) to various antigens and assess the most appropriate skin challenge antigen to study the effect of systemic treatments on T cells. Following evaluation of the results in Cohort A, approximately 20 healthy volunteers will be enrolled in Cohort B. This cohort will be a single-center, double-blind, randomized, two-arm, placebo-controlled study to evaluate the effect of corticosteroid treatment on the molecular and cellular phenotype of delayed hypersensitivity response to one if the antigens previously studied in Cohort A.

Location

Locations Selected Location

Methods

Pharmaceutical medication involved Pharmaceutical medication involved
Patients and healthy individuals accepted Patients and healthy individuals accepted

Drug - Prednisone

40 mg (8 x 5mg tablets) for three consecutive days, then 30 mg (6 x 5mg tablets), 20 mg (4 x 5 mg tablets), 10 mg (2 x 5 mg tablets) and 5 mg (1 x 5 mg tablet) daily for two consecutive days for each dose level for a total of 11 days of treatment.

Drug - Placebo

8 tablets for 3 consecutive days; then 6 tablets, 4 tablets, 2 tablets, and 1 tablet daily for 2 consecutive days for each tablet count for a total of 11 days

Additional Information

Official Study Title

Characterization of the Molecular Mechanisms Involved in Delayed-Type Hypersensitivity Reactions to House Dust Mite, Diphencyprone, Nickel, and Tuberculin Purified Protein Derivative in Healthy Volunteers

Clinical Trial ID

NCT03625219

ParticipAid ID

dG6ZLb