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Vaccination Against Pertussis, Tetanus and Diphtheria in Patients Suffering From Rheumatoid Arthritis

The recruitment status of this study is unknown. The completion date has passed and the status has not been verified in more than two years.
Verified February 2010 by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
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Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center Identifier:
First received: February 21, 2011
Last updated: February 22, 2011
Last verified: February 2010

Pertussis is an acute respiratory infection caused by Bordetella pertussis. Rates of recent B. pertussis infection between 8%--26% have been reported among adults with cough illness of at least 5 days duration who sought medical care. The CDC recommends vaccinating patients aged 15 to 64 years old, once in 10 years. Although acellular vaccines such as BOOSTRIX have been evaluated in healthy population, the safety and efficacy of this vaccine in patients suffering from rheumatic diseases have not been established.

Study population : 50 Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients and 5 healthy controls

Evaluation : the evaluation will be performed on week 0 and 4-6 weeks later. In terms of safety, the patients will be evaluated according to the Disease Activity Index (DAS). Blood will be drawn at each visit at tested for humoral response to tetanus and pertussis.

Condition Intervention Phase
Rheumatoid Arthritis Biological: Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed) Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: The Efficacy and Safety of Vaccination Against Pertussis. Tetanus and Diphtheria in Patients Suffering From Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Further study details as provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Immunogenicity of Tdap in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis [ Time Frame: 4-6 weeks after vaccination ]
    Geometric mean titers and individual responses to components of pertussis, tetanus and diphtheria

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Safety of Tdap vaccine in RA patients [ Time Frame: 4-6 weeks after vaccination ]
    Safety will be evaluated using the disease activity score (DAS) at baseline and 4-6 weeks later

Estimated Enrollment: 100
Study Start Date: March 2011
Estimated Study Completion Date: February 2012
Estimated Primary Completion Date: December 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Tdap vaccination
Patients and controls will be vaccinated with BOOSTRIX (Tdap vaccine)
Biological: Tetanus Toxoid, Reduced Diphtheria Toxoid and Acellular Pertussis Vaccine, Adsorbed)
a single 0.5-mL intramuscular injection into the deltoid muscle of the upper arm


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 64 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients suffering from RA
  • Aged 18 to 64 years old

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Active disease requiring a change in drug regimen
  • Known allergy to vaccine
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01301703

Contact: Ori Elkayam, M.D 97236973668

Department of Rheumatology, Tel Aviv Medical Center Not yet recruiting
Tel Aviv, Israel, 64239
Contact: Ori Elkayam, M.D    97236973668   
Sponsors and Collaborators
Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center
  More Information

Responsible Party: Prof Ori Elkayam, Department of Rheumatology. Tel Aviv Medical Center Identifier: NCT01301703     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 0068-09
Study First Received: February 21, 2011
Last Updated: February 22, 2011

Keywords provided by Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center:
rheumatoid pertussis tetanus

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Whooping Cough
Joint Diseases
Musculoskeletal Diseases
Rheumatic Diseases
Connective Tissue Diseases
Autoimmune Diseases
Immune System Diseases
Bordetella Infections
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Clostridium Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Corynebacterium Infections
Actinomycetales Infections
Immunologic Factors
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