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Treatment of Non-falciparum Malaria

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00725777
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : July 30, 2008
Last Update Posted : February 17, 2012
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Michael Ramharter, Albert Schweitzer Hospital

Brief Summary:
Patients with non-falciparum infection will be given artemether-lumefantrine for three days and will be followed up for 28 days. Besides efficacy and safety evaluations a substudy on immunology will be performed.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Acute Non-falciparum Malaria Drug: artemether-lumefantrine Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 40 participants
Allocation: N/A
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Efficacy and Safety of Artemether Lumefantrine Combination Therapy for the Treatment of Malaria Due to Plasmodium Ovale, Plasmodium Malariae, and Mixed Plasmodium Infections in Gabon
Study Start Date : July 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 2011
Actual Study Completion Date : February 2012

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MedlinePlus related topics: Malaria

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: A Drug: artemether-lumefantrine
Standard artemether-lumefantrine treatment

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Parasitological cure rate on day 28 [ Time Frame: D28 ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Frequency and severity of drug related adverse events [ Time Frame: D28 ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Months to 60 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or female patients between the age of 6 months and 60 years and with a minimum of 5kg bodyweight
  • Presence of uncomplicated malaria confirmed by: i)fever or history of fever in the previous 4 days, and ii)positive microscopy of P. malariae or P. ovale or mixed infection with P.falciparum with parasite density > 50-200000/μl of blood
  • Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with presence of other clinical conditions requiring hospitalization
  • Presence of other febrile conditions
  • Presence of significant anemia, defined by hemoglobin < 7g/dl
  • Known history of hypersensitivity,allergic or adverse reactions to artemether or lumefantrine
  • Intake of any antimalarial or antibiotics with known antimalarial activity in the preceding 2 weeks
  • Pregnant and breast feeding females

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00725777

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Medical Research Unit of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital
Lambaréné, Moyen Ogooue, Gabon, BP 118
Sponsors and Collaborators
Albert Schweitzer Hospital
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Principal Investigator: Sabine Bélard, MD Medical Research Unit of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
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Responsible Party: Michael Ramharter, Ass. Prof. PD, Albert Schweitzer Hospital Identifier: NCT00725777    
Other Study ID Numbers: IDC-08-01
First Posted: July 30, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 17, 2012
Last Verified: February 2012
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases
Vector Borne Diseases
Artemether, Lumefantrine Drug Combination
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents