Adults at least 18 years of age with a diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) for at least 1 year prior to Baseline, may qualify to participate. Qualified participants must have a total abscess and inflammatory nodule (AN) count of 5 or more, and HS lesions present in at least 2 distinct anatomic areas. In addition, participants must have no history of active skin disease other than HS that could interfere with the assessment of HS, including skin infections (e.g. bacterial, fungal, or viral) requiring systemic treatment within 4 weeks of the Baseline visit.
Participants will receive investigational medication (active study drug) or placebo via injection. Study medication and study-related assessments will be provided at no cost. Reimbursement for study-related expenses will also be provided.
Study participation will last about 30 weeks and involve about 13 visits to the study centre, plus a follow-up phone call.
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Last Update Posted: March 26, 2023
Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) is a chronic and often painful inflammatory skin disease which includes the forming of lumps, abscesses and scars in areas of the skin such as under the breasts, under armpits, inner thighs, groin and buttocks. Despite the clinical benefit anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy offers to patients with HS, there remains a significant unmet medical need for patients who fail to achieve adequate benefit with anti-TNF therapy. This study will compare lutikizumab (ABT-981) versus placebo for the treatment of adult participants with moderate to severe HS who have failed anti-TNF therapy. Lutikizumab (ABT-981) is an investigational drug being developed for the treatment of HS. Participants will be put in 1 of 4 groups, called treatment arms. There is a 1 in 4 chance that participants will be assigned to placebo. Around 160 adult participants with moderate to severe HS who have failed anti-TNF therapy will be enrolled in the study at approximately 50 sites worldwide. Participants will receive subcutaneous injections of lutikizumab (ABT-981) or placebo every week for 16 weeks. There may be higher treatment burden for participants in this trial compared to their standard of care. Participants will attend regular visits during the study at a hospital or clinic. The effect of the treatment will be checked by medical assessments, blood tests, checking for side effects and completing questionnaires and diaries.
Condition or Disease:
Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
A clinical diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurativa (HS) for at least 1 year prior to Baseline as determined by the investigator.
A total abscess and inflammatory nodule (AN) count of >= 5 at Baseline
HS lesions must be present in at least 2 distinct anatomic areas.
Must have failed anti-TNF treatment for HS.
– History of active skin disease other than HS that could interfere with the assessment of HS, including skin infections (e.g., bacterial, fungal, or viral) requiring systemic treatment within 4 weeks of the Baseline visit.
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