A Pilot Study of 566C80 for the Salvage Treatment of Toxoplasmic Encephalitis in Patients Infected With the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Who Have Failed or Are Intolerant of Pyrimethamine-Sulfadiazine

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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00001994
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: March 1992

November 2, 1999
June 23, 2005
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A Pilot Study of 566C80 for the Salvage Treatment of Toxoplasmic Encephalitis in Patients Infected With the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Who Have Failed or Are Intolerant of Pyrimethamine-Sulfadiazine
A Pilot Study of 566C80 for the Salvage Treatment of Toxoplasmic Encephalitis in Patients Infected With the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Who Have Failed or Are Intolerant of Pyrimethamine-Sulfadiazine

To evaluate the safety and tolerance of atovaquone (566C80) in AIDS patients with central nervous system (CNS) toxoplasmosis. To evaluate the efficacy of 566C80 in the acute treatment and suppression of CNS toxoplasmosis in AIDS patients who fail or who cannot tolerate conventional therapy.

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Interventional
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Endpoint Classification: Safety Study
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Toxoplasmosis, Cerebral
  • HIV Infections
Drug: Atovaquone
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Masur H, et al. 566C80 is effective as salvage treatment for toxoplasma encephalitis. Int Conf AIDS. 1991 Jun 16-21;7(2):30 (abstract no WB31)

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Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have the following:

  • Presumptive diagnosis of AIDS.
  • Cerebral toxoplasmosis.
  • Expected survival of at least four weeks without therapy.
  • Willing and able to give informed consent.

Prior Medication:

Allowed:

  • Pyrimethamine-sulfonamide.
  • Clindamycin-sulfonamide.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following conditions or symptoms are excluded:

  • Significant emotional disorder or psychosis.
  • Evidence of significant malabsorption, ileus or significant emesis at entry which would inhibit drug absorption.
  • Other known central nervous system lesions such as lymphoma, tuberculoma, cryptococcoma, active neurosyphilis. Unwilling or unable to take 566C80 with a meal, enteral supplements (eg:
  • Ensure Plus) or pulverized form through a nasogastric tube.
  • Active drug or alcohol abuse sufficient in the investigator's opinion to prevent compliance with the study regimen.

Concurrent Medication:

Excluded:

  • Drugs with potential anti-toxoplasmosis activity including sulfone, sulfonamide, trimethoprim, pyrimethamine and clindamycin during the acute therapy phase of the trial.
  • First three weeks of treatment:
  • Retrovir (zidovudine) or any investigational agent including antiretroviral agents (eg:
  • ddI,ddC).

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Significant emotional disorder or psychosis.
  • Evidence of significant malabsorption, ileus or significant emesis at entry which would inhibit drug absorption.
  • Other known central nervous system lesions such as lymphoma, tuberculoma, cryptococcoma, active neurosyphilis. Unwilling or unable to take 566C80 with a meal, enteral supplements (eg:
  • Ensure Plus) or pulverized form through a nasogastric tube.
  • Active drug or alcohol abuse sufficient in the investigator's opinion to prevent compliance with the study regimen.

Active drug or alcohol abuse sufficient in the investigator's opinion to prevent compliance with the study regimen.

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13 Years and older
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NCT00001994
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Glaxo Wellcome
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
March 1992

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