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A Study of Fluconazole in the Treatment of Fungal Infections of the Throat in Patients With Weakened Immune Systems

This study has been completed.
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First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last verified: April 1996

November 2, 1999
June 23, 2005
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A Study of Fluconazole in the Treatment of Fungal Infections of the Throat in Patients With Weakened Immune Systems
An Open Multicenter Trial of Fluconazole Oral Suspension in the Treatment of Esophageal Candidiasis in Immunocompromised Patients
To determine the safety, toleration, and efficacy of fluconazole oral suspension in the treatment of esophageal candidiasis in immunocompromised patients, including those with AIDS.
Patients receive fluconazole oral suspension for a minimum of 3 weeks and maximum of 8 weeks. Patients are evaluated weekly, and treatment continues for 2 weeks after resolution of symptoms. Endoscopic exams and possibly biopsies are performed at baseline and at the end of treatment. Patients undergo follow-up at 2 weeks post-treatment.
Phase 3
Primary Purpose: Treatment
  • Candidiasis, Esophageal
  • HIV Infections
Drug: Fluconazole
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Agresti MG, de Bernardis F, Mondello F, Bellocco R, Carosi GP, Caputo RM, Milazzo F, Chiodo F, Giannini V, Minoli L, et al. Clinical and mycological evaluation of fluconazole in the secondary prophylaxis of esophageal candidiasis in AIDS patients. An open, multicenter study. Eur J Epidemiol. 1994 Feb;10(1):17-22.

*   Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
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Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • AIDS or other immunocompromising condition.
  • Candidal esophagitis.
  • Life expectancy of at least 2 months.

Exclusion Criteria

Co-existing Condition:

Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:

  • Evidence of non-candidal systemic fungal infection.
  • Abnormalities that may preclude esophagoscopy or endoscopy.
  • Unable to tolerate fluconazole.
  • Unable to give informed consent.
  • Enrollment in other experimental trials of approved or non-approved drugs or systemic compounds (unless approved by the Pfizer Clinical Monitor).
  • Other condition that would make patient unsuitable for enrollment.

Concurrent Medication:


  • Concomitant oral or topical antifungal agent.
  • Other experimental medications.

Patients with the following prior condition are excluded:

History of allergy to imidazoles or azoles.

Prior Medication:


  • Any oral or topical antifungal therapy within the past 3 days. Active use of illicit or illegal drugs.
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
13 Years to 70 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
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United States
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NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service
April 1996

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