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Local Anesthesia and Tuberculin Skin Test in Infants and Children

The recruitment status of this study is unknown because the information has not been verified recently.
Verified March 2006 by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris.
Recruitment status was  Not yet recruiting
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First received: March 31, 2006
Last updated: NA
Last verified: March 2006
History: No changes posted

The use of local anaesthesia efficiently reduces pain due to needle puncture. However, when tuberculin skin test is performed it is the skin reaction to tuberculin injection that is studied. It is a quantitative skin reaction measured in millimiters. From the study of literature it is not known whether local anaesthetic modify skin reaction to tuberculin. Therefore, before recommending the use local anaesthesia for tuberculin intradermal injection we have to rule out a potential effect of local anaesthetic on the result of the test. This is particularly important in children, since there are more sensitive to pain than adults

Condition Intervention
Drug: lidocaine / Prilocaine

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Non-Randomized
Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Local Anesthesia Effect on Tuberculin Skin Test Results in Infants and Children

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Further study details as provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Measurement of tuberculin skin tests reaction performed with and without
  • local anaesthesia, in a child (intra subject reproducibility)

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • influence of local anaesthesia use, on tuberculin skin test interpretation
  • between observer reproducibility
  • pain evaluation in child over 5 years of age between tuberculin skin tests performed with and without local anaesthesia
  • relationship between local anaesthesia use and failure to perform a correct intradermal injection
  • local tolerance to lidocaine / prilocaine

Estimated Enrollment: 60

Ages Eligible for Study:   1 Month to 15 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

hospitalized or non hospitalized infant or child (3 months-15 years)requiring a tuberculin skin test, in our hospital. hospitalized 1 to 3 months old infants requiring a tuberculin skin test, in our hospital.


Exclusion Criteria:

  • child with contra indication to the use of Lidocaine / prilocaine
  • child with evolutive dermatitis on forearms
  • premature or newborn (less than 1 month of age)
  • infants (1 - 24 months of age)who has yet received repeated local anaesthesia (at least 2)during the 24 previous hours
  • infants (1 - 24 months of age)who is treated with a drug that could enhance the risk of methhaemoglobinemia
  • child with previous evere local reaction to tuberculin injection (necrosis,ulceration)
  • child with history of tuberculosis disease
  • child with hepatic failure
  • parents or the child himself if lod enough, have not given their agreement for the study
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00309673

Contact: Nicole Beydon, MD +33 140 032 000
Contact: Estelle Marcault, ARC +33 140 256 252

Robert Debré Hospital Active, not recruiting
Paris, France, 75019
Sponsors and Collaborators
Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris
Principal Investigator: Nicole Beydon, MD APHP
  More Information

No publications provided Identifier: NCT00309673     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CRC05001
Study First Received: March 31, 2006
Last Updated: March 31, 2006
Health Authority: France: Afssaps - Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des produits de santé (Saint-Denis)

Keywords provided by Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris:
tuberculosis, tuberculin, childhood, pain

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Actinomycetales Infections
Bacterial Infections
Gram-Positive Bacterial Infections
Mycobacterium Infections
Anesthetics, Combined
Anesthetics, Local
Central Nervous System Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Pharmacologic Actions
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Sensory System Agents
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