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Study of Human Botulism Immunoglobulin in Infants With Botulism

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00004401
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 1999
Last Update Posted : March 25, 2015
Information provided by:
FDA Office of Orphan Products Development

Brief Summary:

OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety of human botulism immune globulin (BIG) in patients with infant botulism by monitoring side effects (e.g., rash, fever, hypotension, and anaphylaxis).

II. Assess the efficacy of BIG in these patients by monitoring disease severity, incidence of complications (respiratory arrest, aspiration, pneumonia, etc.), and length of hospital stay.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Infant Botulism Botulism Drug: botulism immune globulin Not Applicable

Detailed Description:

PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is an open label, multicenter study. Patients should begin therapy within 72 hours of hospital admission, but may receive human botulism immunoglobulin (BIG) in certain circumstances after 72 hours. Patients receive (BIG) IV. Patients are monitored for side effects, disease severity, complications, and length of hospital stay.

Patients are followed at 2 weeks after treatment, then every 4 weeks for 6 months.

Completion date provided represents the completion date of the grant per OOPD records

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 120 participants
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Study Start Date : January 1998
Study Completion Date : June 1998

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 1 Year   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


--Disease Characteristics--

  • Clinical diagnosis of infant botulism in previously healthy infant
  • Bulbar palsies
  • Constipated Lethargy
  • Diminished head control
  • Poor feeding
  • Generalized weakness and hypotonia
  • Weak cry
  • Afebrile (unless secondary infection present)
  • Subacute to acute onset
  • Normal electrolytes
  • Any patient eligible provided no treatment available for life-threatening condition

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00004401

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United States, California
California Department of Health Services
Berkeley, California, United States, 94704-1011
Sponsors and Collaborators
California Department of Health Services
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Study Chair: Stephen S. Arnon California Department of Health Services

Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00004401    
Other Study ID Numbers: 199/13253
First Posted: October 19, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 25, 2015
Last Verified: March 2000
Keywords provided by FDA Office of Orphan Products Development:
bacterial infection
clostridium infection
immunologic disorders and infectious disorders
infant botulism
rare disease
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Clostridium Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Neuromuscular Junction Diseases
Neuromuscular Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Neurotoxicity Syndromes
Foodborne Diseases
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Immunoglobulins, Intravenous
Rho(D) Immune Globulin
Immunologic Factors
Physiological Effects of Drugs