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Evaluation of the Association of Polymorphisms in the Innate Immune System With the Risk for Blastomycosis Dermatitidis Infection in Patients Not Infected With HIV and Complications Associated With Blastomycosis Dermatitidis Infection

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001702
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : November 4, 1999
Last Update Posted : July 2, 2017
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Innate immunity plays an important role for fungal recognition and initiation of fungicidal activity. We hypothesize that subtle differences in different molecules of innate immunity may contribute to either the predisposition or clinical course of infection with Blastomycosis dermatitidis. To test this hypothesis, we propose to analyze the allelic frequencies of 15 different genes (mannose binding lectin, Fc-gamma receptor IIa and IIb, Fc-gamma receptors IIIa and IIIb, myeloperoxidase, tumor necrosis factor-alpha and -beta, interleukin 1A and 1B, interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, interleukin-10, NRAMP-1, chitotriosidase, and chemokine receptor 5) and their intragenic polymorphic forms and to compare this data to the incidence and severity of Blastomycosis dermatitidis infection. With this study we hope to identify a group of molecules of innate immunity which influence the risk and severity of invasive Blastomycosis dermatitidis infection.

Condition or disease
Blastomycosis

Detailed Description:
Innate immunity plays an important role for fungal recognition and initiation of fungicidal activity. We hypothesize that subtle differences in different molecules of innate immunity may contribute to either the predisposition or clinical course of infection with Blastomycosis Dermatitidis. To test this hypothesis, we propose to analyze the allelic frequencies of 15 different genes (mannose binding lectin, Fc-gamma receptor Ila and IIb, Fc-gamma receptors IIIa and IIIb, myeloperoxidase, tumor necrosis factor-alpha and -beta, interleukin 1A and 1B, interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, interleukin-10, NRAMP-1, chitotriosidase, and chemokine receptor 5) and their intragenic polymorphic forms and to compare this data to the incidence and severity of Blastomycosis Dermatitidis infection. With this study we hope to identify a group of molecules of innate immunity which influence the risk and severity of invasive Blastomycosis Dermatitidis infection.

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Estimated Enrollment : 400 participants
Official Title: Evaluation of the Association of Polymorphisms in the Innate Immune System With the Risk for Blastomycosis Dermatitidis Infection in Patients Not Infected With HIV and Complications Associated With Blastomycosis Dermatitidis Infection
Study Start Date : July 29, 1998
Primary Completion Date : June 6, 2007

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Outcome Measures

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria
  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

Patients in the database have been confirmed with a diagnosis of Blastomycosis dermatitides infection by a combination of isolation of the yeast form in a diagnostic microbiology laboratory and/or an elevated cryptococcal antigen titer (which is commercially available).

Only patients diagnosed and treated in the United States and Canada will be included in this analysis.

Only patients who are not co-infected with HIV will be included in the study.

Patient samples will be collected and clinical data will be evaluated only after signed consent has been obtained.

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00001702


Locations
United States, Alabama
University of Alabama
Birmingham, Alabama, United States
United States, Maryland
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, 9000 Rockville Pike
Bethesda, Maryland, United States, 20892
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00001702     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 980138
98-C-0138
First Posted: November 4, 1999    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 2, 2017
Last Verified: October 6, 2009

Keywords provided by National Institutes of Health Clinical Center (CC):
Genetic
Variant Alleles
Risk Factor
Cancer
Transplantation

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Infection
Blastomycosis
Dermatomycoses
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Mycoses
Lung Diseases, Fungal
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Skin Diseases