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Design: Multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
Objective: To test the efficacy and tolerability of a vitamin B12 cream for the treatment of chronic plaque psoriasis.
Design: Multicenter, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial. Setting: ambulatory patients in research or referral centers. Patients: Volunteer sample of 51 patients with chronic plaque psoriasis. Interventions: All Patients applied vitamin B12 cream twice daily for 8 weeks to one side of the body and placebo to the other.
Main outcome measures: Modified Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) at weeks 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8. Thickness and density of 3 references plaques determined by 20 MHz sonography. Assessment of efficiency and tolerability by patients and investigators.
Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Double-Blind, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Chronic Plaque Psoriasis
topical vitamin B12
Dep. Dermatology and Allergology, Ruhr-University Bochum
Ruhr University of Bochum
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:43:36-0400
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