Cytokines and Acute Phase Reactants as Markers of Pulmonary Tuberculosis Treatment

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
Information provided by:
UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00517231
First received: August 14, 2007
Last updated: NA
Last verified: August 2007
History: No changes posted
  Purpose

Tuberculosis is a highly prevalent chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Cytokines are important biological mediators that regulate immune and inflammatory responses against the bacilli, witch include the acute phase response. Besides this, it becomes essential to determine markers of healing lesions, once this is currently carried out based on the clinical, radiological, and negative bacterioscopy.


Condition
Pulmonary Tuberculosis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal

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Further study details as provided by UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp:

Enrollment: 48
Study Start Date: May 2005
Study Completion Date: March 2007
Detailed Description:

Tuberculosis is a highly prevalent chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Cytokines are important biological mediators that regulate immune and inflammatory responses against the bacilli, witch include the acute phase response. Besides this, it becomes essential to determine markers of healing lesions, once this is currently carried out based on the clinical, radiological, and negative bacterioscopy. The propose of this work was to evaluate the production of IFN- γ in cell supernatants of peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) culture, TNF-α, IL-10 and TGF-b in cell supernatants of monocytes (MO) culture and biochemical (total proteins, albumin, globulin, α-1-acid glycoprotein and C-reactive protein) and hematological (VHS) serum parameters before and after 3 and 6 months of therapy

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 80 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • diagnosis of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection

Exclusion Criteria:

  • all other granulomatous or neoplastic diseases
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Sponsors and Collaborators
UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp
Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior.
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Jussara Marcondes-Machado, PHD Botucatu School of Medicine - Unesp
  More Information

No publications provided

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00517231     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: TDTB00107
Study First Received: August 14, 2007
Last Updated: August 14, 2007
Health Authority: Brazil: Ministry of Health

Keywords provided by UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp:
Pulmonary tuberculosis
Mycobacterium tuberculosis
Cytokines
Acute Phase Response
Treatment

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis, Pulmonary
Mycobacterium Infections
Actinomycetales Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections

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