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Correlation Between Intestinal Parasites and Serum Level of Eosinophils and IgE in Individuals With HIV or AIDS

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00546689
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 19, 2007
Last Update Posted : April 18, 2008
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Correlation between intestinal parasites and serum level of eosinophils and IgE in individuals with HIV or aids attended at clinical hospital of the Botucatu Medical School-UNESP

Condition or disease
HIV Infections

Detailed Description:
The present study correlates intestinal parasitism and levels of eosonophils and of serum IgEs in patients attended at the C.H. of the School of Medicine - Botucatu/UNESP. Thirty adult patients with AIDS were analyzed in the use of HAART, aged 42 ±11 years, 14 (46.7%) male, excluding those that had used anthelminthics 30 days prior to collection. Socioeconomic questionaires were applied and 3 samples of feces were taken for parasitological exams (TF-test® method) and 5 ml of blood for counting eosinophils (automated hematological counter, Pentra 80, ABX) and IgE doses (equipment BN-100, Dade-Behring). The index of parasites was 10%, with E.nana (3.3%), E.coli (3.3%) and B.hominis (3.3%). Parasitized individuals were from an urban region with complete basic sanitation and good socioeconomic level. Normal eosinphil values were found in all samples and increased IgE values in 1 (33.3%) sample. The index of parasites was low due to good socioeconomic level and disease control. Augmented IgE levels corroborate the literature, which reports an increase characteristic of immune response in the face of parasitic infections in individuals with HIV or AIDS. In conclusion, new studies should be undertaken to evaluate the level of eosinophils associated with cytokines to obtain a better understanding of this correlation.

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 30 participants
Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Phase 1 Correlation Between Intestinal Parasites and Serum Level of Eosinophils and IgE in Individuals With HIV or AIDS
Study Start Date : March 2007
Study Completion Date : August 2007

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Groups and Cohorts

1 , 2
those with HIV

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. all [ Time Frame: one year ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. all [ Time Frame: one year ]

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA
Sample of Blood Sample of Feces

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 60 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
primary care clinic

Inclusion Criteria:

  • HIV or AIDS
  • age same or superior to 18 years,
  • both sexes
  • assisted by the Hospital of the Clinics of Botucatu Medical School-UNESP

Exclusion Criteria:

  • use of anthelminthic in the period of 30 days antecedents the it dates from collection
  • individuals that don't have all of the necessary evaluations to the objectives of the study
  • individuals that abandon the attendance, or that you/they are to death during the study
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00546689

Sponsors and Collaborators
UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp
Study Chair: Paulo C Pereira, Phd Botucatu Medical School - UNESP
More Information

ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00546689     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: upeclin/HC/FMB-Unesp-02
Botucatu Medical School UNESP
First Posted: October 19, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: April 18, 2008
Last Verified: October 2007

Keywords provided by UPECLIN HC FM Botucatu Unesp:
intestinal parasites
Treatment Experienced

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
HIV Infections
Intestinal Diseases, Parasitic
Lentivirus Infections
Retroviridae Infections
RNA Virus Infections
Virus Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Viral
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Immunologic Deficiency Syndromes
Immune System Diseases
Parasitic Diseases
Intestinal Diseases
Gastrointestinal Diseases
Digestive System Diseases