Phase III Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Acyclovir Oral Suspension for Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection Limited to the Skin, Eyes, and Mouth
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004757|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2000
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
|First Submitted Date ICMJE||February 24, 2000|
|First Posted Date ICMJE||February 25, 2000|
|Last Update Posted Date||June 24, 2005|
|Start Date ICMJE||August 1992|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Current Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Primary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Change History||No Changes Posted|
|Current Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Secondary Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Current Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Original Other Outcome Measures ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Brief Title ICMJE||Phase III Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Study of Acyclovir Oral Suspension for Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection Limited to the Skin, Eyes, and Mouth|
|Official Title ICMJE||Not Provided|
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine whether acyclovir (ACV) oral suspension suppresses recurrent skin lesions and improves neurologic outcome in neonates with localized herpes simplex virus type 2 infection when administered for 6 months in a placebo-controlled study.
II. Determine whether the prevention of recurrent skin lesions reduces long-term neurologic morbidity.
III. Determine whether resistant disease develops after oral ACV therapy. IV. Evaluate the natural history of recurrent skin lesions. V. Measure any adverse effects and laboratory abnormalities associated with long-term oral ACV therapy in infants and young children.
PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is a randomized, double-blind study. Patients are stratified by participating institution.
All patients are treated with intravenous acyclovir for 14 days. Patients are then randomly assigned to 1 of 2 treatment groups if the following criteria are met: no systemic disease involvement, documented by negative cerebrospinal fluid exam, brain computerized tomography, and magnetic resonance imaging; and entry criteria continue to be met.
Randomized treatment begins 8 hours after the final dose of intravenous acyclovir. One group is treated with oral acyclovir, while the control group receives an oral placebo.
Treatment continues for 6 months in the absence of unacceptable toxicity, systemic disease, and 2 or more recurrences of skin lesions. Patients are followed at 6 months, then yearly for at least 4 years.
The study duration is estimated to be 4 years.
|Study Type ICMJE||Interventional|
|Study Phase||Phase 3|
|Study Design ICMJE||Allocation: Randomized
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Condition ICMJE||Herpes Simplex|
|Intervention ICMJE||Drug: acyclovir|
|Study Arms||Not Provided|
|Publications *||Not Provided|
* Includes publications given by the data provider as well as publications identified by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number) in Medline.
|Recruitment Status ICMJE||Completed|
|Enrollment ICMJE||Not Provided|
|Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Primary Completion Date||Not Provided|
|Eligibility Criteria ICMJE||
PROTOCOL ENTRY CRITERIA:
|Ages||up to 29 Days (Child)|
|Accepts Healthy Volunteers||No|
|Contacts ICMJE||Contact information is only displayed when the study is recruiting subjects|
|Listed Location Countries ICMJE||Not Provided|
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|NCT Number ICMJE||NCT00004757|
|Other Study ID Numbers ICMJE||199/11687
|Has Data Monitoring Committee||Not Provided|
|U.S. FDA-regulated Product||Not Provided|
|IPD Sharing Statement||Not Provided|
|Responsible Party||Not Provided|
|Study Sponsor ICMJE||National Center for Research Resources (NCRR)|
|Collaborators ICMJE||National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)|
|PRS Account||Office of Rare Diseases (ORD)|
|Verification Date||January 1998|
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