A Study – Using Sebclair for Treatment of seborrhoeic dermatitis
Treatment of mild to moderate seborrhoeic dermatitis with MAS064D (Sebclair), a novel topical medical device: results of a pilot, randomized, double-blind, controlled trial.
Veraldi S, Menter A, Innocenti M.
Institute of Dermatological Sciences, University of Milan, IRCCS Foundation, Policlinico, Mangiagalli, Italy. firstname.lastname@example.org
MAS064D (Sebclair) is a novel steroid-free cream containing multiple active ingredients. Objective of this pilot study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of MAS064D in the treatment of mild to moderate SD of the face.
Patients (n = 60) with SD were randomized to receive MAS064D (n = 40) or a matching vehicle (n = 20). The primary study endpoint was investigators’ global assessment (IGA) score at day 28, compared with baseline. Secondary endpoints included: IGA score at day 14; investigators’ assessment of erythema and scaling; patients’ assessment of burning/stinging, pruritus and global response to MAS064D; resort to rescue medication; quality of life.
Use of MAS064D for 4 weeks was associated with a higher percentage of success in the MAS064D group than in the vehicle group (approximately 68% vs 11%, P < 0.0001). The effects of MAS064D were significantly better than those of vehicle for investigator-assessed erythema and scaling, and patients’ assessed pruritus and global response to MAS064D (P 0.01). No patient in the MAS064D group required rescue medication, compared with two patients in the vehicle group. Four patients (two each in the MAS064D and vehicle groups) reported a total of six non-serious adverse events.
MAS064D appears to be an effective and well tolerated cream for the treatment of mild to moderate SD of the face. Further clinical evaluation of MAS064D in SD is warranted.
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