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We are currently focusing our research efforts on pioneering new treatments for several common and often troublesome pediatric skin disorders.

Evaluating Treatment Options For Plaque Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a non-contagious disease that causes skin cells to build up on the surface of the skin, forming itchy red raised areas (plaques) and thick scales. It can appear anywhere on the body but is most commonly found on the scalp, knees, elbows, and torso. Psoriasis is a chronic condition that can get better or worse, seemingly at random. It may go away completely before suddenly reappearing.

Right now, there is no cure for psoriasis, but a number of effective options are available to treat the symptoms, with more hopefully on the horizon. At the moment, our scientists are participating in a multicenter, randomized, double blind, parallel group, vehicle controlled study of the safety and efficacy of calcitriol 3 mcg/g ointment applied twice daily for 8 weeks in pediatric subjects (2 to 12 years of age) with mild to moderate plaque psoriasis

Studying Effective Therapies for Mulluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a relatively common viral infection of the skin that spreads through direct person-to-person exposure or contact with contaminated objects. It results in round, firm, painless bumps ranging in size from a pinhead to a pencil eraser. If the bumps are scratched or injured, the infection can spread to surrounding skin. 

These bumps usually disappear within a year without treatment, but doctor-assisted removal is also an option. Our investigators are currently engaged in a randomized pilot study investigating the safety and efficacy of topical cantharidin for the treatment of molluscum contagiosum in children.

 

Active Clinical Trials

Trial Description
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Trial DescriptionLong Term Safety and Efficacy Study of Calcitriol 3 mcg/g Ointment in Pediatric Subjects With Plaque Psoriasis - Click here for more informationIRB# 16-10-91
Disease/ConditionSkin Disorders
Principal InvestigatorHolly Kanavy, DO
Contact Hannah Hwang
(718) 920-8352
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