Hidradenitis Suppurativa (AbbVie Study)

Study Description

Brief Summary

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

Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Study Design

Study Type: Interventional (Clinical Trial)
EstimatedĀ Enrollment: 160 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: A Phase 2 Multicenter, Randomized, Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Lutikizumab (ABT-981) in Adult Subjects With Moderate to Severe Hidradenitis Suppurativa Who Have Failed Anti-TNF Therapy
ActualĀ Study Start Date: December 28, 2021
EstimatedĀ Primary Completion Date: October 22, 2023
EstimatedĀ Study Completion Date: December 31, 2023

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • 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.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • 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.