Safety Study of Eteplirsen to Treat Early Stage Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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This is an open-label study to assess the safety, tolerability, efficacy and pharmacokinetics of eteplirsen in patients with early stage Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) who are amenable to exon 51 skipping.

Official Title

An Open-Label, Multi-Center Study to Evaluate the Safety, Efficacy and Tolerability of Eteplirsen in Early Stage Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Eligibility Criteria

Ages Eligible for Study: 4 Years to 6 Years
Sexes Eligible for Study: Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. - Male 4-6 years of age. - Diagnosis of DMD, genotypically confirmed. - Stable dose of oral corticosteroids for at least 12 weeks or has not received corticosteroids for at least 12 weeks. - Intact right and left biceps muscles or two alternative upper arm muscle groups. - Parent that is willing to provide consent and comply with study procedures.
Exclusion Criteria:
  1. - Use of any pharmacologic treatment (other than corticosteroids) within 12 weeks that may have an effect on muscle strength or function (e.g., growth hormone, anabolic steroids). - Previous or current treatment with any other experimental treatments within 12 weeks or participation in any other clinical trial within 6 months. - Major surgery within 3 months prior to the first dose of study drug, or planned surgery during this study which would interfere with the ability to perform study activities. - Presence of other clinically significant illness.

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