Phase I/II Study of High-Dose Acyclovir for Central Nervous System or Disseminated Neonatal Herpes Simplex Virus Infection
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00004644|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 25, 2000
Last Update Posted : June 24, 2005
OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate whether high-dose acyclovir decreases acute and long-term morbidity and mortality in neonates with central nervous system or disseminated herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection.
II. Evaluate whether high-dose acyclovir is safe and tolerated in the newborn. III. Assess resistance to antiviral medication. IV. Amplify disease classification for the purpose of predicting prognosis. V. Assess any changes in viral excretion patterns. VI. Evaluate whether antigens and antibodies specific for HSV glycoproteins within the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) predict long-term neurologic outcome.
VII. Evaluate whether specific antigens and antibodies in the CSF appear late after treatment and are indicative of insidious reactivation of virus in the brain.
|Condition or disease||Intervention/treatment||Phase|
|Herpes Simplex||Drug: acyclovir||Phase 1 Phase 2|
Neonates are treated with intravenous acyclovir for 21 days. Patients are followed at day 28, and at 6, 12, 24, 36, and 48 months.
|Study Type :||Interventional (Clinical Trial)|
|Estimated Enrollment :||25 participants|
|Study Start Date :||February 1995|
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00004644
|Study Chair:||Richard J. Whitley|