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Randomized Controlled Trial of Doxycycline to Prevent Acquisition of Mycoplasma Pneumoniae in an Outbreak Setting

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : September 21, 2005
Last Update Posted : September 21, 2005
Information provided by:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Brief Summary:
This study was designed to determine whether taking daily doxycycline during an outbreak of Mycoplasma pneumoniae could prevent a person from getting infected and interrupt ongoing disease transmission during an outbreak. Doxycycline is a treatment for Mycoplasma pneumoniae, but it is not certain that the drug could prevent disease if used prophylactically.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Mycoplasma Pneumoniae Drug: Doxycycline treatment

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Official Title: A Double-Blind, Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial of Doxycycline for Chemoprophylaxis in the Setting of an Outbreak of Mycoplasma Pneumoniae
Study Start Date : January 1994
Estimated Study Completion Date : April 1994

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

- Working at hospital facility where outbreak of Mycoplasma pneumoniae occured

Exclusion Criteria:

- Pregnant, on antiseizure medications, allergic to macrolide antibiotics

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00207584

Sponsors and Collaborators
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Principal Investigator: Julia A Schillinger, MD Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Identifier: NCT00207584     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDC-NCHSTP-9997
First Posted: September 21, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 21, 2005
Last Verified: September 2005

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Mycoplasma Infections
Pneumonia, Mycoplasma
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Pleural Diseases
Mycoplasmatales Infections
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Pneumonia, Bacterial
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents