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Urinary Excretion of Enteroviruses From Children With a Presumed Enteroviral Infection

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT00426699
First Posted: January 25, 2007
Last Update Posted: May 19, 2011
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Information provided by:
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
  Purpose
Enteroviruses can infect most human organ systems, especially the heart, nervous system and pancreas. Whether Enteroviruses can also affect the kidneys is not known yet. Therefore we will analyze urine of children with a suspected enteroviral infection for enteroviruses and signs of kidney infection.

Condition
Enterovirus Infections

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective

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Further study details as provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:

Enrollment: 82
Study Start Date: June 2006
Study Completion Date: November 2008
Primary Completion Date: November 2008 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:

Enteroviruses have been shown to cause mesangioproliferation and glomerulonephritis in mice (especially coxsackievirus B4). In some cases, large amounts of IgA are deposited in the mesangium, resembling human IgA-nephropathy. In humans, case reports indicate the propensity of certain enteroviruses to cause kidney infections.

Our project aims to analyze urine of children with suspected enteroviral infections (e.g. meningitis, myocarditis, sepsis of the newborn etc.) to identify cases suspicious of concomitant enteroviral kidney affection. To achieve this aim, enterovirus-PCRs will be performed and microhematuria searched for.

  Eligibility

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Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 16 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
children age 0-16
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • children, suspected of suffering from an enteroviral infection
  Contacts and Locations
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00426699


Locations
Switzerland
Dept. Nephrology & Hypertension, Univ. Hospital Bern
Bern, Switzerland, 3010
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital Inselspital, Berne
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Andreas Pasch, MD University of Bern
  More Information

Responsible Party: Andreas Pasch, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00426699     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: BE002
First Submitted: January 24, 2007
First Posted: January 25, 2007
Last Update Posted: May 19, 2011
Last Verified: May 2011

Keywords provided by University Hospital Inselspital, Berne:
enterovirus
meningitis
sepsis
myocarditis
kidney
urine
glomerulonephritis

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infection
Enterovirus Infections
Picornaviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases