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Borrelia Species in Cutaneous Lyme Borreliosis

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00576082
Recruitment Status : Active, not recruiting
First Posted : December 18, 2007
Last Update Posted : June 30, 2022
Société de Dermatologie Française
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France

Brief Summary:
The aim of this study is to identify the species of Borrelia involved in the dermatologic manifestations of Lyme borreliosis in France. Indeed, in Europe, as opposed to North America, many bacterial species are involved in Lyme borreliosis. Yet, very few is known about the prevalence and distribution of different bacteriological species that account for the disease in France. Thus, this a nation-wide study in which all French dermatologists are invited to participate. Every adult patient presenting with one of the cutaneous manifestation of Lyme borreliosis: erythema migrans, lymphocytoma or acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans can be included in the study. If the patient agrees participating, after information and written consent, a cutaneous biopsy will be performed in order to isolate Borrelia by means of culture and PCR. An estimated 400 biopsies should be performed within 2 years.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Lyme Borreliosis Other: Cutaneous biopsy

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Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 900 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Actual Study Start Date : March 2008
Estimated Primary Completion Date : December 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : December 2022

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MedlinePlus related topics: Biopsy Lyme Disease

Intervention Details:
  • Other: Cutaneous biopsy
    Cutaneous biopsy in order to search Borrelia by means of culture and PCR in this tissue sample

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Cutaneous biopsy specimen

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Every adult patient presenting with either erythema migrans, borrelial lymphocytoma or acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

Inclusion criteria:

  • Informed adult patient who signed written consent with one the following conditions:
  • erythema migrans
  • borrelial lymphocytoma
  • acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans

Exclusion criteria:

  • pregnancy or lactation
  • allergy to local anesthesia
  • patient who refuses biopsy

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00576082

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Service de Dermatologie, Hôpital Civil
Strasbourg, France, 67091
Service des Maladies infectieuses et tropicales, Nouvel Hôpital Civil, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
Strasbourg, France, 67091
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
Société de Dermatologie Française
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Principal Investigator: Dan LISPKER, MD Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg
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Responsible Party: University Hospital, Strasbourg, France
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00576082    
Other Study ID Numbers: 3977
First Posted: December 18, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 30, 2022
Last Verified: June 2022
Keywords provided by University Hospital, Strasbourg, France:
Lyme borreliosis
Erythema migrans
Borrelial lymphocytoma
Acrodermatitis chronica atrophicans
Borrelia burgdorferi
Borrelia afzelii
Borrelia garinii
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Borrelia Infections
Lyme Disease
Spirochaetales Infections
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections and Mycoses
Tick-Borne Diseases
Vector Borne Diseases