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Correlation Between the Change of Peripheral Lymphocyte Subsets and Clinically Amyopathic Dermatomyositis Combined With Rapidly Progressive Interstitial Lung Disease

Study Purpose

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) occurs in Clinically Amyopathic Dermatomyisitis(CADM) combined with Rapidly Progressive Interstitial Lung Disease(RPILD) within 1-3 months, which leads to death of patients and is difficult to treat. Even if high doses of glucocorticoids are ineffective, there is no recommended treatment for such patients, which is a huge medical challenge.Lymphopenia is an independent risk factor for death in CADM-RPILD, but the cause of lymphopenia is unclear.In this study, the level of lymphocyte subsets in peripheral blood was detected by flow cytometer, in order to further clarify the pathogenesis of the disease, to facilitate clinical guidance of treatment, and to improve the survival rate of patients.In addition, studies have shown that INF-α levels are significantly increased in CADM patients combined with RPILD and are a poor prognostic factor for CADM-RPILD, suggesting that the interferon system plays a role in the pathogenesis of CADM and can be used as an evaluation index of the severity of CADM-RPILD.In this study, the levels of relevant cytokines including INF and IL-2, IL-17, IL-18, IL-6 were detected simultaneously, and the relationship between disease activity and lymphocyte subsets was analyzed, and the changes of lymphocyte subsets after Tofacitinib treatment were determined in order to facilitate clinical guidance of treatment.

Recruitment Criteria

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Healthy volunteers are participants who do not have a disease or condition, or related conditions or symptoms

Study Type

An interventional clinical study is where participants are assigned to receive one or more interventions (or no intervention) so that researchers can evaluate the effects of the interventions on biomedical or health-related outcomes.

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Eligible Ages 18 Years - 80 Years
Gender All
More Inclusion & Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

1. Age≥18 years old,≤80years old,no gender limit; 2. CADM of diagnosis according to Sontheimer diagnostic criteria; 3. combined with Rapidly Progressive Interstitial Lung Disease.

Exclusion Criteria:

1. Age<18years old,>80years old; 2. potential malignant tumor

Trial Details

Trial ID:

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Lead Sponsor

The sponsor is the organization or person who oversees the clinical study and is responsible for analyzing the study data.

Jing Liang
Principal Investigator

The person who is responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the entire clinical study.

Principal Investigator Affiliation N/A
Agency Class

Category of organization(s) involved as sponsor (and collaborator) supporting the trial.

Overall Status Recruiting
Countries China

The disease, disorder, syndrome, illness, or injury that is being studied.

Clinically Amyopathic Dermatomyisitis(CAMD)

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International Sites

Qianfoshan Hospital, Jinan, Shandong, China




Qianfoshan Hospital

Jinan, Shandong, 252000

Site Contact

Lili Cao