Although the serious form of West Nile Virus (WNV) disease, referred to as neuroinvasive disease, is rare, it can result in permanent disabilities and occasionally death. For patients who get this serious form of WNV disease, there are no approved specific treatment options.
The purpose of this study is to test a new drug, AVI-4020 Injection, in patients who are hospitalized with recent symptoms of this form of WNV disease. In this study, we will determine if the AVI-4020 treatment is safe. This will be accomplished by reviewing the results of laboratory tests and clinical signs and symptoms. Additionally, we will review the patient data for signs that AVI-4020 is providing any beneficial effects against WNV neuroinvasive disease.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Official Title:||An Exploratory Study of the Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacokinetics and Potential Effectiveness of AVI-4020 Injection in Patients Presenting With Presumptive Acute Neuroinvasive West Nile Virus (WNV) Disease|
|Study Start Date:||November 2004|
|Study Completion Date:||November 2004|