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Spread of Dermatophytes Among Families

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified November 2004 by University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
Information provided by:
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center 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.

Onychomycosis Tinea Pedis

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

Further study details as provided by University Hospitals Cleveland 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   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
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 identifier: NCT00233493

Contact: Mahmoud A Ghannoum, PhD 216-844-8580
Contact: Nancy Isham, BA 216-983-3093

United States, Ohio
Neil Korman, MD Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
Contact: ZsaZsa Hann    216-844-5899   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Principal Investigator: Mahmoud A Ghannoum, PhD Center for Medical Mycology, University Hosp. of Cleveland
  More Information Identifier: NCT00233493     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CSFO327KUS16
Study First Received: October 3, 2005
Last Updated: October 3, 2005

Keywords provided by University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center:

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tinea Pedis
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Nail Diseases
Skin Diseases
Foot Dermatoses
Foot Diseases
Skin Manifestations
Signs and Symptoms processed this record on September 19, 2017