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Late Cardial Assessment in Children Who Were Diagnosed With Post Streptococcal Reactive Arthritis - a Long Term Study

This study has been completed.
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Meir Medical Center Identifier:
First received: August 10, 2010
Last updated: February 19, 2013
Last verified: March 2012

The purpose of this study is to determine whether there is late cardial involvement in children diagnosed with post streptococcal reactive arthritis after discontinuation of prophylactic antibiotic therapy.

Condition Intervention
Post Streptococcal Reactive Arthritis
Device: echocardiogram

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Late Cardial Assessment in Children Who Were Diagnosed With Post Streptococcal Reactive Arthritis - a Long Term Study

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Further study details as provided by Meir Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • cardiac valve function [ Time Frame: at least 1 year after termination of antibiotic treatment ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]

Enrollment: 146
Study Start Date: September 2010
Study Completion Date: August 2012
Primary Completion Date: August 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Post streptococcal reactive arthritis (PSRA)
children who were diagnosed with psra at least one year before the study
Device: echocardiogram


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 18 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population

out patient rheumatology clinic


Inclusion Criteria:

  • PSRA patients under 18 who were diagnosed at least one year prior to the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • PSRA patients under 18 who were diagnosed less one year prior to the study
  • patients who do not fulfill PSRA criteria
  • patients who fulfill Jones criteria
  • patients with a known heart defect
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01179451

Meir medical center
Kfar Saba, Israel
Sponsors and Collaborators
Meir Medical Center
  More Information

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Responsible Party: Meir Medical Center Identifier: NCT01179451     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: MMC10040-10CTIL
Study First Received: August 10, 2010
Last Updated: February 19, 2013
Health Authority: Israel: The Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research and Health Services Research

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Reactive
Arthritis, Infectious
Bone Diseases
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Spinal Diseases
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