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Pakistan Epidemiological Survey in Acute Pharyngitis

This study has been completed.
ISRA University
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Suresh Kumar, Hill Park General Hospital Identifier:
First received: November 1, 2012
Last updated: September 12, 2014
Last verified: September 2014

GABHS are common etiological agents for acute pharyngitis. However, local data is limited and large scale surveillance studies have not been done. This study aims to evaluate the disease burden in the community due to GABHS.

In this study, patients presenting with signs of acute pharyngitis will be evaluated. Patients with fulfilling the inclusion criteria will be tested for Rapid Antigen Detection test (RADT)

Acute Pharyngitis

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Case-Only
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Pakistan Epidemiological Survey in Acute Pharyngitis

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Further study details as provided by Suresh Kumar, Hill Park General Hospital:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • To evaluate the prevalence of GABHS in patients with acute pharyngitis. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • To study the prevalence of GABHS in acute pharyngitis across different age groups. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]
  • To study the correlation of centor score and RADT results. [ Time Frame: 12 months ]

Enrollment: 5140
Study Start Date: November 2012
Study Completion Date: November 2013
Primary Completion Date: November 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Acute Pharyngitis
Subjects presenting with acute pharyngitis

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Ages Eligible for Study:   3 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
The study population will include children and adults presenting with sore throat, temperature greater than 100.40 F, tonsillar exudates and cervical adenopathy will be included.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male and female subjects with signs of acute pharyngitis (duration of symptoms < 14 days)
  • Subjects with sore throat
  • Fever with sudden onset (temperature > 100 0 F (380 C)
  • Exposure to Streptococcus within the preceding 2 weeks
  • Children 3 years of age and above
  • Subjects / guardians giving written authorization to participate in the study

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Recurrent or persistent cases of sore throat
  • Complicated pharyngitis (peritonsillar abscesses, Lemierre disease, Vincent's angina)
  • Severe comorbidity
  • Immunosuppression or history of acute rheumatic fever
  • Special circumstances, such as sore throat after travel in past 2 weeks, sore throat linked to sexual transmission or rare epidemics (e.g. diphtheria)
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT01720927

ISRA University
Hyderabad, Sind, Pakistan
Sponsors and Collaborators
Suresh Kumar
ISRA University
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Responsible Party: Suresh Kumar, Investigator, Hill Park General Hospital Identifier: NCT01720927     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: PK-12-02
Study First Received: November 1, 2012
Last Updated: September 12, 2014

Keywords provided by Suresh Kumar, Hill Park General Hospital:
Acute Pharyngitis, GABHS

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Pharyngeal Diseases
Stomatognathic Diseases
Respiratory Tract Infections
Respiratory Tract Diseases
Otorhinolaryngologic Diseases processed this record on May 25, 2017