Spread of Dermatophytes Among Families

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified November 2004 by University Hospital Case Medical Center.
Recruitment status was  Recruiting
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University Hospital Case Medical Center
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
First received: October 3, 2005
Last updated: NA
Last verified: November 2004
History: No changes posted
The objective is to demonstrate person-to-person spread of dermatophytes of the skin and nails among family members, as measured by fungal culture and DNA typing of the dermatophytes isolated.

Tinea Pedis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Longitudinal
Official Title: Demonstration of the Spread of Dermatophytes Through Casual Contact Among Family Household Members

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Case Medical Center:

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: March 2005
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2006
Detailed Description:
Enrolled families consist of at least two members over the age of 14. Once the index person is examined and a dermatophyte is isolated from either toenail or foot scale, other family members are examined and cultured. All dermatophyte isolates obtained from each family unit are compared using DNA typing and restriction length polymorphism (RFLP) to determine whether family members share the same organism or were infected by an outside source.

Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years and older
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria: positive dermatophyte culture

Exclusion Criteria:

  • use of antifungal agents, either oral or topical
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00233493

Contact: Mahmoud A Ghannoum, PhD 216-844-8580 mag3@case.edu
Contact: Nancy Isham, BA 216-983-3093 nancy.isham@uhhs.com

United States, Ohio
Neil Korman, MD Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
Contact: ZsaZsa Hann    216-844-5899    zsazsa.hann@uhhs.com   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Case Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Mahmoud A Ghannoum, PhD Center for Medical Mycology, University Hosp. of Cleveland
  More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00233493     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSFO327KUS16 
Study First Received: October 3, 2005
Last Updated: October 3, 2005
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

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Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tinea Pedis
Foot Dermatoses
Foot Diseases
Nail Diseases
Signs and Symptoms
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Skin Manifestations

ClinicalTrials.gov processed this record on May 26, 2016