Combination Topical Therapy for Treatment of Scalp Actinic Keratoses

2019-07-01 05:25:17 | BioPortfolio


The aim of this study is to determine the effectiveness of combination calcipotriene 0.005% foam and 5% fluorouracil cream for the treatment of actinic keratoses on the scalp. The data obtained will be compared with the current standard of care, monotherapy with 5% fluorouracil cream. A recent randomized, double-blind clinical trial (NCT02019355) compared 0.005% calcipotriol ointment and fluorouracil 5% cream with Vaseline plus fluorouracil 5% cream for a 4-day treatment of actinic keratoses on the face, scalp and upper extremities. They found that calcipotriol plus 5-FU versus Vaseline plus fluorouracil 5% cream led to an 87.8% versus 26.3% mean reduction in the mean number of actinic keratoses. Our study will independently assess the effectiveness of combination treatment (calcipotriene 0.005% foam and fluorouracil 5% cream) on scalp actinic keratoses in a case series of up to 15 eligible participants. Participants will complete a 4-night application of combination treatment with follow-up immediately after and 8 weeks later.

Study Design


Actinic Keratoses


Calcipotriene 0.005% Foam, Efudex 5% Topical Cream


Not yet recruiting


Tulane University

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