Study of Human Botulism Immunoglobulin in Infants With Botulism
Recruitment status was Recruiting
OBJECTIVES: I. Determine the safety of human botulism immune globulin (BIG) in patients with infant botulism by monitoring side effects (e.g., rash, fever, hypotension, and anaphylaxis).
II. Assess the efficacy of BIG in these patients by monitoring disease severity, incidence of complications (respiratory arrest, aspiration, pneumonia, etc.), and length of hospital stay.
|Study Design:||Masking: Open Label
Primary Purpose: Treatment
|Study Start Date:||January 1998|
PROTOCOL OUTLINE: This is an open label, multicenter study. Patients should begin therapy within 72 hours of hospital admission, but may receive human botulism immunoglobulin (BIG) in certain circumstances after 72 hours. Patients receive (BIG) IV. Patients are monitored for side effects, disease severity, complications, and length of hospital stay.
Patients are followed at 2 weeks after treatment, then every 4 weeks for 6 months.
|United States, California|
|California Department of Health Services||Recruiting|
|Berkeley, California, United States, 94704-1011|
|Contact: Stephen S. Arnon 510-540-2646|
|Study Chair:||Stephen S. Arnon||California Department of Health Services|