Comparing Praziquantel Versus Artesunate + Sulfamethoxypyrazine/Pyrimethamine for Treating Schistosomiasis

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Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 1, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 18, 2008
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Dafra Pharma

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of praziquantel versus As+SMP (Co-Arinate FDC ®) in the treatment of Schistosoma haematobium in 6-15 year old Malian children. The nul-hypothesis in this study is that the combination of As+SMP is more effective than praziquantel in the treatment of S. haematobium infected children.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Schistosoma Haematobium Drug: Artesunate+Sulfamethoxypyrazine/pyrimethamin Drug: Praziquantel Phase 2 Phase 3

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 800 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Double
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Randomized Double Blind Clinical Trial in Mali, Comparing the Effectiveness of Artesunate + Sulfamethoxypyrazine/Pyrimethamine Versus Praziquantel in the Treatment of S. Haematobium in Children
Study Start Date : August 2007
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2007
Actual Study Completion Date : December 2007

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Intervention Details:
    Drug: Artesunate+Sulfamethoxypyrazine/pyrimethamin
    Other Name: Co-Arinate FDC ®
    Drug: Praziquantel

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Compare the parasite load between the two treatment arms [ Time Frame: After 28 days ]
  2. Compare the amount of eggs produced between the two treatment arms [ Time Frame: After 28 days ]
  3. Compare cure rate between the two treatment arms [ Time Frame: After 28 days ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Evaluate changes in urine appearance before and after treatment [ Time Frame: After 28 days ]
  2. Evaluate changes in haematuria frequency before and after treatment [ Time Frame: After 28 days ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years to 15 Years   (Child)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Aged between 6-15 years
  • In good health, according to study doctor
  • Suffering from urinary schistosomiasis, as diagnosed by the presence of S. haematobium eggs in the urine.
  • Residents of Djalakorodji
  • Capable of taking oral medication
  • Written informed consent to participate in the study, obtained from parent or legal guardian.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Weighing more than 50 kg
  • Being pregnant or lactating at the time of the study
  • Patient has a severe concomitant disease, as determined by the clinical examination, such as cerebral cysticercosis, HIV,...
  • Signs of severe malnutrition (children weighing/measuring more than 3 standard deviations or less than 70% of the median standard reference values determined by WHO, or with systemic oedema affecting both feet).
  • Hypersensitivity to As, SMP or PZQ
  • Having taken other antimalarial or antischistosomal medication during the study.
  • Having participated in previous similar studies

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00510159

Djalakorodji, Mali
Sponsors and Collaborators
Dafra Pharma
Principal Investigator: Mahamadou S Sissoko, MD, MSPH University of Bamako, Mali

Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number): Identifier: NCT00510159     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 2007/S4
First Posted: August 1, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 18, 2008
Last Verified: July 2007

Keywords provided by Dafra Pharma:
Schistosoma haematobium
Artesunate + Sulfamethoxypyrazine/pyrimethamine
Randomized double blind placebo controlled clinical trial

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Antiprotozoal Agents
Antiparasitic Agents
Anti-Infective Agents
Folic Acid Antagonists
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action
Anti-Infective Agents, Urinary
Renal Agents