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This early access program (EAP) makes the investigational medicine arimoclomal available for use outside of a clinical trial to treat patients with the life-threatening condition, Nieman-Pick Disease type C (NPC), when no comparable or satisfactory alternative treatment options are available. NPC is a rare, relentlessly progressive, neurological disease that is associated with serious morbidity and shortened life expectancy.
Subject to certain exclusion criteria, this study is accepting people with NPC, ages 2 and older.
Males and Females: Ages 2 years and older
Study participants will take arimoclomal 3 times a day until their doctor deterimes it no longer helps them, the participant withdraws, or the study is stopped for any reason. Blood samples are collected before treatment begins and at months 1, 4, 7 then as indicated, as long as the participant remains in the study.
Visits: Approximately every 3 months
Duration: Ongoing as long as the EAP continues and it is in the participant’s interest to remain in the study
Study Description at National Institutes of Health
Genetic and Genomic Medicine Research
Damara Ortiz, MD
For more information about the study or enrollment, please contact:
Nadene Henderson, MS, LCGC
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