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Patient's Pretreatment Expectations About Post-Lyme Symptoms

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03462329
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : March 12, 2018
Last Update Posted : March 12, 2018
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Daša Stupica, University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Brief Summary:
The investigators will focus on pretreatment expectations of patients with early Lyme disease manifested as erythema migrans with the aim of assessing the association between pretreatment expectations quantified with a questionnaire and treatment outcome quantified with the presence of post-Lyme symptoms. Furthermore, the investigators will compare the prevalence of nonspecific symptoms among patients and among age-matched controls without a history of Lyme borreliosis.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Erythema Migrans Drug: Antibiotics (preferentially oral doxycycline 100 mg bid) Not Applicable

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 200 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Intervention Model Description:

Patients will evaluate their pre-treatment expectations about treatment outcome of erythema migrans.

Nonspecific symptoms will be assessed in patients and control subjects.

Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Impact of Patient's Pretreatment Expectations on Treatment Outcome of Early Lyme Borreliosis
Estimated Study Start Date : June 1, 2018
Estimated Primary Completion Date : June 1, 2022
Estimated Study Completion Date : June 1, 2022

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lyme Disease
Drug Information available for: Doxycycline

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: patients with erythema migrans
Patients will be treated with antibiotics for Lyme disease.
Drug: Antibiotics (preferentially oral doxycycline 100 mg bid)
Patients will be treated with antibiotics for Lyme disease.

No Intervention: controls
Control subjects will not be given antibiotics.



Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Occurrence of objective clinical manifestations of Lyme borreliosis and post-Lyme symptoms at 14 days postenrollment in patients treated for erythema migrans [ Time Frame: Study point: at 14 days post-enrollment. ]

    At follow-up at 14 days patients will be examined physically and will be asked an open question about health-related symptoms. Symptoms that will newly develop or worsen since the onset of erythema migrans and which will have no other known medical explanation will be regarded as post-Lyme symptoms.

    Complete response to treatment will be defined as a return to pre-Lyme health status. Partial response will be defined as the presence of post-Lyme symptoms, while occurrence of new objective signs of Lyme borreliosis will be interpreted as failure.


  2. Occurrence of objective clinical manifestations of Lyme borreliosis and post-Lyme symptoms at 2 months postenrollment in patients treated for erythema migrans [ Time Frame: Study point: at 2 months post-enrollment. ]

    At follow-up at 2 months patients will be examined physically and will be asked an open question about health-related symptoms. Symptoms that will newly develop or worsen since the onset of erythema migrans and which will have no other known medical explanation will be regarded as post-Lyme symptoms.

    Complete response to treatment will be defined as a return to pre-Lyme health status. Partial response will be defined as the presence of post-Lyme symptoms, while occurrence of new objective signs of Lyme borreliosis, and/ or persistence of borreliae as detected by culture of skin re-biopsy sample, and/or persistence of erythema migrans at more than 2 months post-treatment will be interpreted as failure.


  3. Occurrence of objective clinical manifestations of Lyme borreliosis and post-Lyme symptoms at 6 months postenrollment in patients treated for erythema migrans [ Time Frame: Study point: at 6 months post-enrollment. ]

    At follow-up at 6 months patients will be examined physically and will be asked an open question about health-related symptoms. Symptoms that will newly develop or worsen since the onset of erythema migrans and which will have no other known medical explanation will be regarded as post-Lyme symptoms.

    Complete response to treatment will be defined as a return to pre-Lyme health status. Partial response will be defined as the presence of post-Lyme symptoms, while occurrence of new objective signs of Lyme borreliosis, and/ or persistence of borreliae as detected by culture of skin re-biopsy sample, and/or persistence of erythema migrans at more than 2 months post-treatment will be interpreted as failure.


  4. Occurrence of objective clinical manifestations of Lyme borreliosis and post-Lyme symptoms at 12 months postenrollment in patients treated for erythema migrans [ Time Frame: Study point: at 12 months post-enrollment. ]

    At 12 months patients will be examined physically and will be asked an open question about health-related symptoms.

    Symptoms that will newly develop or worsen since the onset of erythema migrans and which will have no other known medical explanation will be regarded as post-Lyme symptoms. Complete response to treatment will be defined as a return to pre-Lyme health status. Partial response will be defined as the presence of post-Lyme symptoms, while occurrence of new objective signs of Lyme borreliosis, and/ or persistence of borreliae as detected by culture of skin re-biopsy sample, and/or persistence of erythema migrans at more than 2 months post-treatment will be interpreted as failure.



Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Change in occurrence of nonspecific symptoms from baseline to 6 months and to 12 months post-enrollment in patients with erythema migrans and control subjects [ Time Frame: Study points will be: at enrollment, at 6, and at 12 months post-enrollment. ]
    Patients will complete a written questionnaire asking whether they had had any of 8 nonspecific symptoms (fatigue, arthralgias, headache, myalgias, paresthesias, memory difficulties, concentration difficulties, irritability) within the preceding week. Control subjects will complete the same 8-symptom questionnaire as the patients within 14 days of the examination date of the corresponding patient at enrollment, and again at 6 and 12 months. Patients and controls will grade the severity of each individual symptom on a 10-cm visual analogue scale (10 = most severe).



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • erythema migrans

Exclusion Criteria:

  • pregnancy or lactation
  • immunocompromised
  • taking antibiotic with antiborrelial activity within 10 days

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Contacts
Contact: Daša Stupica +38615222110 dasa.stupica@kclj.si
Contact: Maša Velušček +38615222110 masa.veluscek@kclj.si

Sponsors and Collaborators
University Medical Centre Ljubljana

Responsible Party: Daša Stupica, MD, PhD, University Medical Centre Ljubljana
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03462329     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: Pretreatment expectations
First Posted: March 12, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: March 12, 2018
Last Verified: March 2018

Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: No
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No

Keywords provided by Daša Stupica, University Medical Centre Ljubljana:
Post-Lyme symptoms
Pretreatment expectations

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lyme Disease
Erythema
Erythema Chronicum Migrans
Glossitis, Benign Migratory
Skin Diseases
Borrelia Infections
Gram-Negative Bacterial Infections
Bacterial Infections
Tick-Borne Diseases
Skin Diseases, Bacterial
Spirochaetales Infections
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Infection
Glossitis
Tongue Diseases
Mouth Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Anti-Bacterial Agents
Doxycycline
Antibiotics, Antitubercular
Anti-Infective Agents
Antitubercular Agents
Antimalarials
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents