This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition stevens-johnson syndrome
Sponsor Mahidol University
Start date December 2009
End date June 2010
Trial size 20 participants
Trial identifier NCT01122303, 520/2552(EC4)


Autologous serum eye drops (ASE) have been becoming popular in treatment of severe dry eye for the past decade. One of the most beneficial properties of the ASE over artificial eye drops is the epitheliotropic capacity owing to the presence of growth factors and other proteins. There have been reports on alteration of serum growth factors in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Alteration in serum growth factors may lead to different therapeutic effect of ASE. We therefore would like to know if there are any alteration growth factors, epidermal growth factor (EGF), transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1), transforming growth factor-beta2 (TGF-β2), and fibronectin, in ASE from Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) patients with dry eye, which constitutes a major group of ASE usage in Siriraj Hospital, as compared with non-autoimmune dry eye. We also study stability of these factors following different storage conditions.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Time perspective cross-sectional
Stevens-Johnson syndrome patients with dry eye
Non-autoimmune dry eye patients

Primary Outcomes

Comparisons of the concentrations of EGF, TGF-β1, TGF-β2 and fibronectin in 20% ASE between SJS patients with dry eye and non-autoimmune dry eye patients
time frame: 1 year

Secondary Outcomes

The concentrations EGF, TGF-β1, TGF-β2 and fibronectin in 20% ASE of SJS patients with dry eye syndrome and of non-autoimmune dry eye patients at different storage conditions i.e., at 4 °C for 1 week and 1 months, and at -20 °C for 1, 3 and 6 months
time frame: 1 year

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants at least 19 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: SJS group - Patients diagnosed with SJS with dry eye syndrome - Age more than 18 years old Control group - Patients diagnosed with dry eye syndrome - Age more than 18 years old Dry eye syndrome is defined as the having at least one symptom and one sign as the following: Symptoms 1. Dryness sensation in the eye 2. Sandiness sensation in the eye 3. Burning sensation in the eye 4. Redness of the eye 5. Eye irritation 6. Eye stuck shut in the morning Signs 1. Meibomian gland dysfunction 2. Tear film break-up time (TFBUT) < 10 sec 3. Fluorescein staining at cornea 4. Schirmer test without anesthesia score ≤ 5 mm / 5 min 5. Ocular surface problems Exclusion Criteria: - Taking immunosuppressive drugs - Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) patients or other immunodeficiency conditions - Having autoimmune disorders (except for SJS in case group) - Having systemic underlying diseases such as uncontrolled diabetes mellitus (DM), chronic kidney disease, liver cirrhosis, or systemic infection - Pregnant women

Additional Information

Official title Comparison of Corneal Epitheliotropic Factors in Autologous Serum Eye Drops Between Nonautoimmune Dry Eye and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome With Dry Eye
Principal investigator Pinnita Prabhasawat, MD
Description Ten SJS patients with dry eye and 10 non-autoimmune dry eye patients are recruited in this study. Twenty to forty mL of peripheral venous blood is drawn and the serum is separated. The serum is diluted with Balanced Salt Solution (BSS) to provide 20% ASE. The levels of EFG, TGF-β1, TGF-β2, and fibronectin in 20% ASE are quantitated by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) method and are compared between the two groups of samples. To study the stability of these serum factors under storage conditions used in clinical settings, 20% ASE are stored at different temperature and time i.e., at 4 ํC for 1 week and 1 month, and at -20 ํC for 1, 3 and 6 month. Their levels are then measured following each storage condition.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in May 2010.
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