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Immune Responses to BCG Vaccination in Malawi and the UK

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00241657
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 2005
Last Update Posted : December 15, 2005
Sponsor:
Information provided by:
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Brief Summary:
BCG vaccination has been found to provide greater protection against TB in the UK than in Malawi. This study compares immune responses in BCG-vaccinated and unvaccinated teenagers and young adults in Malawi and in the UK.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Immunity, Cellular Hypersensitivity, Delayed Type Biological: BCG Phase 2

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single
Primary Purpose: Prevention



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Delayed-type hypersensitivity
  2. cytokine responses (eg IFNg) to mycobacterial antigens

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. scar size


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Ages Eligible for Study:   12 Years to 25 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • BCG unvaccinated
  • HIV negative
  • Not pregnant
  • Informed Consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • HIV positive
  • Pregnant
  • Seriously ill

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Locations
Malawi
Karonga Prevention Study
Chilumba, Karonga District, Malawi, PO Box 36
United Kingdom
Redbridge and Waltham Forest Primary Care Trust
Ilford, Essex, United Kingdom, IG1 2QX
Sponsors and Collaborators
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Paul EM Fine, VMD, PhD London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00241657     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KPS10
First Posted: October 19, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: December 15, 2005
Last Verified: December 2002

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Hypersensitivity
Hypersensitivity, Delayed
Immune System Diseases