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Spread of Dermatophytes Among Families

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT00233493
Recruitment Status : Unknown
Verified November 2004 by University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center.
Recruitment status was:  Recruiting
First Posted : October 5, 2005
Last Update Posted : October 5, 2005
Information provided by:
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Brief Summary:
The objective is to demonstrate person-to-person spread of dermatophytes of the skin and nails among family members, as measured by fungal culture and DNA typing of the dermatophytes isolated.

Condition or disease
Onychomycosis Tinea Pedis

Detailed Description:
Enrolled families consist of at least two members over the age of 14. Once the index person is examined and a dermatophyte is isolated from either toenail or foot scale, other family members are examined and cultured. All dermatophyte isolates obtained from each family unit are compared using DNA typing and restriction length polymorphism (RFLP) to determine whether family members share the same organism or were infected by an outside source.

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Study Type : Observational
Enrollment : 150 participants
Observational Model: Defined Population
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: Demonstration of the Spread of Dermatophytes Through Casual Contact Among Family Household Members
Study Start Date : March 2005
Study Completion Date : February 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   14 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria: positive dermatophyte culture


Exclusion Criteria:

  • use of antifungal agents, either oral or topical

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00233493

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Contact: Mahmoud A Ghannoum, PhD 216-844-8580
Contact: Nancy Isham, BA 216-983-3093

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United States, Ohio
Neil Korman, MD Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44106
Contact: ZsaZsa Hann    216-844-5899   
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
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Principal Investigator: Mahmoud A Ghannoum, PhD Center for Medical Mycology, University Hosp. of Cleveland
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00233493    
Other Study ID Numbers: CSFO327KUS16
First Posted: October 5, 2005    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 5, 2005
Last Verified: November 2004
Keywords provided by University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Tinea Pedis
Skin Diseases, Infectious
Nail Diseases
Skin Diseases
Foot Dermatoses
Foot Diseases
Skin Manifestations