Summary

for people ages 18 years and up (full criteria)
at Sacramento, California
study started
estimated completion

Description

Summary

The purpose of this study is: 1. To determine the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis. 2. To determine how PDT alters the skin microbiome in subjects with seborrheic dermatitis before and after treatment. 3. To determine how PDT alters sebum secretion rates in subjects with seborrheic dermatitis before and after treatment. The researchers hypothesize that PDT will be efficacious in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.

Details

The purpose of this study is:

  1. To determine the efficacy of photodynamic therapy (PDT) in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.
  2. To determine how PDT alters the skin microbiome in subjects with seborrheic dermatitis before and after treatment.
  3. To determine how PDT alters sebum secretion rates in subjects with seborrheic dermatitis before and after treatment.

The researchers hypothesize that PDT will be efficacious in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis.

Keywords

Seborrheic Dermatitis Dermatitis Dermatitis, Seborrheic Aminolevulinic Acid aminolevulinic acid (ALA) Application of ALA

Eligibility

You can join if…

Open to people ages 18 years and up

  • Healthy subjects 18 years or older with seborrheic dermatitis of the face will be included.

You CAN'T join if...

  • Subjects who are taking systemic corticosteroids (at doses of prednisone greater than or equal to 5 mg daily), antibiotics (PO, IM or IV) or using topical anti- fungals, steroids, antibiotics, permethrin, or calcineurin inhibitors within 2 weeks prior to the study will be excluded.
  • The exclusion criteria will also include the presence of other untreated inflammatory conditions (such as lupus, atopic dermatitis, or psoriasis) or untreated malignancies on the face (including skin cancers such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma).
  • Any subjects with known or suspected hypersensitivity to any constituent of the study medication or a history of photosensitivity due to conditions such as lupus erythematosus and porphyria will be excluded.
  • Subjects who have had photodynamic therapy (PDT) to the face for any reason within the past year will be excluded as well.
  • Adults unable to consent, individuals under the age of 18, pregnant or breastfeeding women and prisoners will be excluded from the study.

Location

  • University of California, Davis
    Sacramento California United States

Details

Status
accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
(estimated)
Sponsor
University of California, Davis
Links
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ID
NCT03114111
Study Type
Interventional
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