Azithromycin in the Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis in Patients Who Have Not Had Success With Other Drugs
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Ages Eligible for Study:
Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients must have:
Life expectancy of at least 1 week.
Failed or been intolerant to prior therapy with standard antidiarrheal or antibiotic or other therapies for cryptosporidiosis.
Consent of parent or guardian for patients under the legal age of consent. Patients with documented favorable response to azithromycin under Pfizer protocol 066-143 may receive maintenance therapy under this protocol.
Patients with persistent diarrhea requiring intravenous (IV) fluid therapy to maintain hydration may receive IV azithromycin after approval by the clinical monitor. Patients whose disease worsens despite a minimum of 2 weeks of oral therapy or patients whose disease shows no improvement after 4 weeks of oral therapy will also be considered for a trial period of intravenous azithromycin.
Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:
Known hypersensitivity or significant intolerance to macrolide antibiotics.
Eligibility and current treatment at a medical center performing study 066-143, another study of azithromycin for treatment of cryptosporidiosis in AIDS patients.
Must have failed or been intolerant to prior therapy with standard antidiarrheal or antibiotic therapies for cryptosporidiosis.