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Study of Lyme Neuroborreliosis

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 July 2012 by Turku University Hospital.
Recruitment status was:  Not yet recruiting
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Jarmo Oksi, Turku University Hospital Identifier:
First received: July 3, 2012
Last updated: July 6, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
The main purpose of this study is to determine whether four weeks treatment with oral doxycycline is as effective as three weeks treatment with intravenous ceftriaxone in patients with Lyme neuroborreliosis. The other purpose is to improve laboratory diagnostics of Lyme neuroborreliosis and further define the manifestations and epidemiology of the disease in Finland.

Condition Intervention Phase
Lyme Neuroborreliosis
Drug: Doxycycline
Drug: Ceftriaxone
Phase 4

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Study of Lyme Neuroborreliosis: Epidemiology, Manifestations, Diagnostics and Treatment

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Further study details as provided by Turku University Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • The condition of study subjects [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
    The condition of study subjects will be measured with scale (including numbers 0-10) before the treatment with antibiotic, 4 months and 12 months after the treatment.

Estimated Enrollment: 150
Study Start Date: August 2012
Estimated Study Completion Date: May 2016
Estimated Primary Completion Date: May 2016 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Active Comparator: Ceftriaxone
Treatment of intravenous ceftriaxone (2 g/day), three weeks
Drug: Ceftriaxone
2 g intravenous once a day, three weeks
Experimental: Doxycycline
Treatment with oral doxycycline (200mg / day), four weeks
Drug: Doxycycline
Doxycycline: 100mg tablet two times per day, four weeks


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • patients with typical clinical manifestations of Lyme neuroborreliosis and intrathecal antibody production against Borrelia burgdorferi
  • patients with typical clinical manifestations of Lyme neuroborreliosis and erythema migrans within three months
  • patients with some clinical manifestations of Lyme neuroborreliosis and presence of antibodies against Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria in blood.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy
  • lactation
  • use of any antibiotics two weeks before study treatments begins
  • an allergy to ceftriaxone or doxycycline
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01635530

Contact: Jarmo Oksi, vs. prof. +35823130786

Helsinki University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Helsinki, Finland, 00029
Contact: Mari Kanerva    +258941775930   
Principal Investigator: Mari Kanerva         
Turku University Hospital Not yet recruiting
Turku, Finland, 20521
Contact: Elisa Kortela    +35823130098   
Principal Investigator: Jarmo Oksi, vs. prof         
Sub-Investigator: Elisa Kortela         
Sub-Investigator: Jukka Hytönen         
Sponsors and Collaborators
Turku University Hospital
  More Information

Responsible Party: Jarmo Oksi,, Turku University Hospital Identifier: NCT01635530     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: T1/2012
Study First Received: July 3, 2012
Last Updated: July 6, 2012

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lyme Neuroborreliosis
Central Nervous System Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Lyme Disease
Borrelia Infections
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Tick-Borne Diseases
Spirochaetales Infections
Central Nervous System Infections
Central Nervous System Diseases
Nervous System Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents processed this record on May 24, 2017