Innate and Acquired Resistance to Plasmodium Falciparum Malaria in Mali
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00669084|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 29, 2008
Last Update Posted : March 22, 2018
This study, sponsored by NIAID and the University of Bamako, Mali, will identify genetic and other factors that may protect against severe malaria in some children.
Children between 6 months and 17 years of age who live in Kenieroba, Fourda or Bozokin villages in Mali may enroll in the study. Participants have a blood sample collected by finger prick with a small needle. The blood is examined for gene variants that influence the severity of disease in children exposed to the malaria parasite.
Children who develop a fever or other symptoms of malaria are evaluated and treated in Kenieroba s health center for up to 5 years from entering the study, or until they reach 18 years of age. The children are treated with artesunate and amodiaquine. Children with severe disease are treated with quinine. One tablespoon of blood is drawn from the children for study.
At the end of the dry season and the wet season, a subset of 200 healthy children are asked to provide 1 or 2 tablespoons of blood, drawn through a needle placed in a vein in the arm. Additional research blood samples may be requested from children between 2 and 17 years old. Blood will not be taken from any child more than twice a year.
|Condition or disease|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||2100 participants|
|Official Title:||Studies of Innate and Acquired Resistance to P. Falciparum Malaria in Mali|
|Study Start Date :||April 21, 2008|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||November 19, 2013|
To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00669084
|University of Bamako, Faculty of Medicine, Pharmacy and Odontostomatology|
|Principal Investigator:||Rick M Fairhurst, M.D.||National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)|