Intermittent Antimalaria Treatment With SP in African Children

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Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified February 2003 by Charite University, Berlin, Germany.
Recruitment status was:  Active, not recruiting
First Posted : September 15, 2005
Last Update Posted : November 2, 2005
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst
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Charite University, Berlin, Germany

September 13, 2005
September 15, 2005
November 2, 2005
March 2003
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  • Efficacy and safety of IPTi with SP
  • Impact of IPTi on incidence on malaria attacks
  • Impact of IPTi on anemia
Same as current
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  • Interaction between erythrocyte polymorphisms and SP
  • Influence on parasite multiplicity
  • Impact on child development
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Intermittent Antimalaria Treatment With SP in African Children
Intermittent Treatment With Sulfadoxine-Pyrimethamine for Malaria Control in Children: A Randomised, Double Blind, and Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
- intermittent preventive treatment with SP in children to evaluate efficacy and safety of this drug combination in children in northern Ghana
  • Sulfadoxine and pyrimethamine have long been used for malaria prevention and treatment. In this study, following suggestions of WHO, these drugs are used for intermittent treatment.
  • It will be tested if this approach reduces the number of malaria attacks and ameliorates the severity of the disease
  • It will also be determined if anemia due to malaria, which is prevalent in northern Ghana, may be reduced
  • Moreover, the interaction between red cell polymorphisms such as HbS, HbC, alpha-thalassemia and glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and SP will be examined
Phase 4
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Prevention
  • Malaria
  • Anemia
Drug: Sulfadoxin (12.5) Pyrimethamine (250 mg)
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Unknown status
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August 2005
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Inclusion Criteria:

  • informed consent by parents or guardian
  • no concomitant serious disease
  • age >2 months

Exclusion Criteria:

  • serious allergy or hypersensitivity to sulfonamides or pyrimethamine
  • no severe hepatic or renal dysfunction
  • serious breach of study protocol
Sexes Eligible for Study: All
2 Months to 4 Months   (Child)
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Charite University, Berlin, Germany
Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst
Study Director: Frank Mockenhaupt, PhD Charite University-Medicine, Berlin, Germany
Charite University, Berlin, Germany
February 2003

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