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A Multicenter Comparison of Fluconazole (UK-49,858) and Amphotericin B as Treatment for Acute Cryptococcal Meningitis

This study has been completed.
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00002068
First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: February 1990

November 2, 1999
June 23, 2005
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A Multicenter Comparison of Fluconazole (UK-49,858) and Amphotericin B as Treatment for Acute Cryptococcal Meningitis
A Multicenter Comparison of Fluconazole (UK-49,858) and Amphotericin B as Treatment for Acute Cryptococcal Meningitis

To compare the safety and effectiveness of fluconazole and amphotericin B, alone or in combination with flucytosine, as treatment for acute cryptococcal meningitis.

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Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Meningitis, Cryptococcal
  • HIV Infections
  • Drug: Fluconazole
  • Drug: Amphotericin B
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Inclusion Criteria

Concurrent Medication:

Allowed:

  • Immunosuppressant therapy.
  • Antiviral therapy such as zidovudine.
  • Prophylaxis for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.

Concurrent Treatment:

Allowed:

  • Radiation therapy for mucocutaneous Kaposi's sarcoma.

Written informed consent must be obtained for each patient, either from the patient himself or from the patient's legal guardian.

  • No prior systemic antifungal therapy for cryptococcosis.
  • Relapse after prior therapy.
  • Success of prior therapy must have been documented by negative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture at the end of therapy. Following prior therapy, such patients may not have received more than 1 mg/kg/wk amphotericin B in the 4 weeks before entry into study.

Prior Medication:

Allowed:

  • Immunosuppressant therapy.
  • Antiviral therapy such as zidovudine.
  • Prophylaxis for Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Evidence of acute or chronic meningitis based upon any etiology other than cryptococcosis.
  • History of allergy to or intolerance of imidazoles, azoles, or amphotericin B.
  • Moderate or severe liver disease.
  • Comatose.
  • Unlikely to survive more than 2 weeks.

Concurrent Medication:

Excluded within 4 weeks of study entry:

  • Greater than 1 mg/kg/wk amphotericin B.
  • Coumadin-type anticoagulants.
  • Oral hypoglycemics.
  • Barbiturates.
  • Phenytoin.
  • Immunostimulants.
  • Investigational drugs or approved (licensed) drugs for investigational indications.

Concurrent Treatment:

Excluded:

  • Lymphocyte replacement.

Patients with the following are excluded:

  • Evidence of acute or chronic meningitis based upon any etiology other than cryptococcosis.
  • History of allergy to or intolerance of imidazoles, azoles, or amphotericin B.
  • Moderate or severe liver disease.
  • Comatose.
  • Unlikely to survive more than 2 weeks.

Prior Medication:

Excluded within 4 weeks of study entry:

  • Greater than 1 mg/kg/wk amphotericin B.
  • Coumadin-type anticoagulants.
  • Oral hypoglycemics.
  • Barbiturates.
  • Phenytoin.
  • Immunostimulants.
  • Investigational drugs or approved (licensed) drugs for investigational indications.

Prior Treatment:

Excluded:

  • Lymphocyte replacement.
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13 Years and older
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United States,   Canada
 
NCT00002068
012H, 056-159B
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
February 1990

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