An Open-Label Safety Study of Oral Ganciclovir Maintenance Treatment of CMV Retinitis in People With Limited Venous Access
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To provide oral ganciclovir to patients who require maintenance for control of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, but who lack patent permanent central venous access for long-term administration of intravenous drugs.
Condition or disease
Cytomegalovirus RetinitisHIV Infections
Patients receive oral ganciclovir as maintenance. Patients enrolled at time of closure of enrollment will receive 2 months of study drug and undergo follow-up.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
13 Years and older (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients must have:
Stable CMV retinitis.
Treatment with IV ganciclovir or IV foscarnet for at least 18 of the past 21 days.
No permanent central IV catheter at present.
Had a permanent central IV catheter removed two or more times within the past 6 months due to catheter infection or thrombosis.
Consent of guardian if less than legal age of consent.
Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:
Require continuation of concomitant medications precluded by this protocol.
Intravitreal anti-CMV treatment.
Any other concomitant medications precluded by the protocol.
Patients with the following prior condition are excluded:
History of hypersensitivity to acyclovir or ganciclovir.