Lymphocytic Herpesviruses and Cerebrospinal Fluid Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01438879|
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified September 2011 by Laura Kupila, PaijatHame Central Hospital.
Recruitment status was: Not yet recruiting
First Posted : September 22, 2011
Last Update Posted : September 22, 2011
Enterovirus and herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 are the main causative agents of central nervous system infections.
Instead, the role of lymphocytic herpesviruses in the etiology of central nervous system (CNS) infections is not clear, even if there is the positive cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-result for the virus.
The aim of this study is to evaluate the presence of DNA from lymphocytic herpesviruses in the CSF obtained from the immunocompetent patients with CSF pleocytosis and from the patients with normal CSF leukocyte count.
|Condition or disease|
|Central Nervous System Infection|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Estimated Enrollment :||60 participants|
|Observational Model:||Case Control|
|Official Title:||Molecular Methods in the Etiological Diagnostics of Acute Central Nervous System Infections: Lymphocytic Herpesviruses and PCR|
|Study Start Date :||October 2011|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date :||October 2013|
|Estimated Study Completion Date :||December 2013|
40 patients with clinical signs of CNS infection and having CSF pleocytosis.
20 patients not having CNS infection clinically and not having CSF pleocytosis.
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01438879
|Contact: Laura MA Kupilaemail@example.com|
|PaijatHame Central Hospital||Not yet recruiting|
|Lahti, Finland, 15850|
|Contact: Laura Kupila firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Principal Investigator: Laura Kupila|
|Principal Investigator:||Laura MA Kupila||PaijatHame Central Hospital|