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Last refreshed on: 19 February 2015
Main ID:  NCT01349270
Date of registration: 05/05/2011
Prospective Registration: No
Primary sponsor: Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Saint Etienne
Public title: Randomized Open-label Trial to Compare Efficacy and Tolerance of Corticosteroids and IVIg PRNC
Scientific title: Multicentre Randomized Open-label Trial to Compare Efficacy and Tolerance of Corticosteroids and IVIg in Patients With Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy on a One Year Follow up
Date of first enrolment: June 2004
Target sample size: 40
Recruitment status: Completed
Study type:  Interventional
Study design:  Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment  
Phase:  Phase 3
Countries of recruitment
Name:     Jean-Philippe CAMDESSANCHE, Dr
Affiliation:  CHU de SAINT-ETIENNE
Key inclusion & exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

- Man or woman between 18 and 80, Weight = 100 kg,

CIDP diagnosis:

- stable or deteriorated state (no spontaneous improvement),

- with the following features:

- motor or sensory and motor deficits, and reduced or abolished tendon reflexes,

- progressive or relapsing evolution,

- global symmetric disability in more than one limb,

- disease course installation over at least 2 months,

- cerebrospinal fluid with =10/µL white blood cells and > 0.5 g/L protein rate (non
compulsory examination),

- electrophysiological or histological signs of demyelinization,

- INCAT disability score = 2 in arms or = 1 in legs

Exclusion Criteria:

- Severe electrophysiological axonal damage,

- Pure motor syndrome,

- Spontaneous improvement,

- Associated systemic disease that could be the cause of neuropathy,

- Severe cardiac insufficiency,

- Cardiac arrhythmia,

- Severe cardiopulmonary pathology,

- Inflammatory syndrome,

- Severe physical disease which can interfere with the trial,

- Patient in a strict salt-free diet,

- A clinically significant abnormal biological result,

- Positive serology in one of the following tests: HIV1, HIV2, A-B-C hepatitis, Hbs
antigen, Lyme disease,

- IgA complete deficiency,

- History of anaphylactic reaction during previous IVIg infusion,

- Hypogammaglobulinemia (IgG < 3g/L),

- Creatinine clearance < 80 mL/min,

- Evolutive gastroduodenal ulcer, diabetes, serious infectious condition, evolutive
virus disease (hepatite, herpes, varicella, zona), psychotic states not controlled by
treatment, veinous or arterial thrombosis, non controlled high blood pressure,

- Patient previously treated by corticosteroids, IVIg, plasma exchanges or any other
immunosuppressive agent within 3 months before inclusion, except for azathioprine and
mycophenolate mofetil which were tolerated in the case of the dose being unmodified
within 3 months and kept unchanged during the trial,

- Experienced failure with a IVIG or prednisone prior treatment,

- Hypersensitivity to any components of the 2 treatments,

- Unsigned informed consent,

- Ongoing or planned pregnancy (mandatory pregnancy test at the screening visit),
breastfeeding, effective contraception for over 3 months for women of childbearing

Age minimum: 18 Years
Age maximum: 80 Years
Gender: Both
Health Condition(s) or Problem(s) studied
Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
Drug: Immunoglobulin perfusion
Drug: Prednisone
Primary Outcome(s)
Main outcome [Time Frame: 3 months]
Secondary Outcome(s)
Secondary outcome [Time Frame: 3 months]
Secondary ID(s)
Source(s) of Monetary Support
Please refer to primary and secondary sponsors
Secondary Sponsor(s)
Laboratoire français de Fractionnement et de Biotechnologies
Ethics review
Results available:
Date Posted:
Date Completed:
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