A Study Of Diflucan In Children With Ringworm Of The Scalp

This study has been completed.
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First received: March 25, 2008
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2008
History: No changes posted
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the safety and efficacy of fluconazole for the treatment of tinea capitis in pediatric patients aged 3 to 12 years.

Condition Intervention Phase
Tinea Capitis
Drug: fluconazole
Phase 3

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: An Open Label, Multicenter Trial Of Diflucan (Fluconazole) For 6 Weeks Given Once Daily To Pediatric Patients With Tinea Capitis

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Further study details as provided by Pfizer:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Combined clinical and mycological outcome at Week 6 [ Time Frame: Week 6 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Clinical outcome based on signs and symptoms at Weeks 3, 6, and 10 [ Time Frame: Weeks 3, 6, and 10 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Combined clinical and mycological outcome at Weeks 3 and 10 [ Time Frame: Weeks 3 and 10 ]
  • Mycological outcome based on culture results at Weeks 3, 6, and 10 [ Time Frame: Weeks 3, 6, and 10 ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
  • Culture results at Weeks 3, 6, and 10 [ Time Frame: Weeks 3, 6, and 10 ]

Estimated Enrollment: 185
Study Start Date: November 2002
Study Completion Date: March 2003
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Arm A Drug: fluconazole
Fluconazole oral suspension 6 mg/kg/day for 6 weeks followed by 4 weeks without treatment


Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years to 12 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Pediatric patients (aged 3-12 years)
  • Clinical diagnosis of tinea capitis
  • Direct microscopy (KOH) positive for fungal elements within or outside hair shaft

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Negative baseline KOH
  • Liver disease
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT00645242

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Sponsors and Collaborators
Study Director: Pfizer CT.gov Call Center Pfizer
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Additional Information:
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Responsible Party: Director, Clinical Trial Disclosure Group, Pfizer, Inc.
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00645242     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: A0561017 
Study First Received: March 25, 2008
Last Updated: March 25, 2008
Health Authority: United States: Food and Drug Administration

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Tinea Capitis
Scalp Dermatoses
Skin Diseases
Skin Diseases, Infectious
14-alpha Demethylase Inhibitors
Anti-Infective Agents
Antifungal Agents
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Pharmacologic Actions
Therapeutic Uses

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