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Mass Treatment T Solium Community Study

This study has been terminated.
Information provided by:
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Identifier:
First received: August 26, 2005
Last updated: August 26, 2010
Last verified: December 2006
Investigators from Cayetano Heredia University and Johns Hopkins University are doing this study. They want to see how people and pigs get infected with a parasite, called cysticercus (known as "pig triquina"). Cysticercus attacks the meat of pigs and the brains of people. In the intestine, the parasite is known as "solitaria". This study is to see how treatment in both people and pigs works to control the disease.

Condition Intervention
Intestinal Parasitism Drug: Niclosamide

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: The Effect of a Single Control Intervention in the T Solium Life Cycle

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Further study details as provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):

Estimated Enrollment: 4200
Study Start Date: December 2004
Estimated Study Completion Date: January 2005
Detailed Description:
This is a prospective intervention study to determine the efficacy and persistence of effect over time of a single, chemotherapy intervention in both the human and porcine population. Four villages will be selected to be treated against T solium adult (in humans) and larval forms (in pigs), and two villages will receive no intervention and will serve as control villages. Pigs in control villages will be followed during 3 months only, and then the human and porcine populations will receive the intervention treatment. The effect of this intervention will be measured by the prevalence of infection in pigs and parasitic burden of infected pigs at month 3, 6, 9, and 12.

Ages Eligible for Study:   2 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • All consenting individuals older than two years living in the study villages (6 endemic communities of the Northern coast of Peru)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Pregnancy (for antiparasitic treatment only).
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00138359

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
Lima, Peru
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  More Information Identifier: NCT00138359     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 04-043
Study First Received: August 26, 2005
Last Updated: August 26, 2010

Keywords provided by National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
T solium, cysticercus, pig triquina, solitaria, intestinal parasites, Niclosamide, tapeworms, Taeniasis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic
Parasitic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases
Anticestodal Agents
Antiplatyhelmintic Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antinematodal Agents processed this record on July 21, 2017