Assessment of CMV-specific ELISPOT Assay for Predicting CMV Colitis in Patient With Ulcerative Colitis (ACE-UC)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT02439372
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified May 2015 by Sung-Han Kim, Asan Medical Center. Recruitment status was: Recruiting
Consequences of latent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection reactivation on ulcerative colitis flare, as a flare-worsening factor or simple bystander, are debated. Theoretically, CMV-specific cell-mediate immune response will further categorize the patients into high or low risk of CMV colitis. The investigators thus evaluate the usefulness of CMV-specific ELISPOT assay in patient with ulcerative colitis flare to assess the the impact of CMV colitis on ulcerative colitis flare.
Moderate to severe ulcerative colitis patients admitted in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) center will be enrolled in this study. Eligible patients had active UC with a Mayo score of 6-12 points (moderate or severe disease activity). The investigators will evaluate whether CMV-specific cell-mediated immune response at admission will predict the risk of active cytomegalovirus infection (true pathogen versus bystander).
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Moderate to severe ulcerative colitis (Eligible patients had active UC with a Mayo score of 6-12 points)