This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition peripheral neuropathy
Treatment rituxan
Phase phase 2
Target CD20
Sponsor National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)
Collaborator Genentech
Trial identifier NCT00006072, M01RR00036, NCRR-M01RR00036-0690


Peripheral neuropathies cause weakness and sensory loss that can produce severe disability. Some neuropathies are immune-mediated and associated with antibodies. It has been postulated that Rituxan treatment may reduce the level of antibody production limiting the loss of muscle strength and hence improve activities of daily living. The purpose of this open-label study (all participants get Rituxan and not placebo) is to determine the safety and effectiveness of Rituxan in the treatment of polyneuropathies associated with serum IgM autoantibodies in those who have already been treated with one course of Rituxan. Subjects will be treated on the in-patient Clinical Research Center with Rituxan for two treatments one week a part and then individual treatments every 10 weeks for one year. The effectiveness of Rituxan will be followed by looking for increases in muscle strength and decreases in the serum IgM autoantibodies.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 18 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Diagnosis of characteristic peripheral neuropathy by appropriate history, physical examination, nerve conduction findings and serum autoantibodies. - Serum anti-GM1 on anti-MAG antibodies present at high titers in serum, continued by testing in the neuromuscular clinical laboratory at Washington University.

Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in June 2005.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by National Center for Research Resources (NCRR).