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Evaluation of the Use of a Urin Test Strip to Determine the Spread of Schistosoma Infections in Areas Where Schistosomiasis Infections Are Low in Kenya

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: NCT00463307
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : April 20, 2007
Last Update Posted : October 31, 2007
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Brief Summary:

The purpose of this study is to evaluate the use of a urine test strip in diagnose schistosoma mansoni in areas of Kenya where the rate of infections are low.

The hypothesis is that the urine strip test is a superior tool to the conventional parasitological tools used to diagnose schistosomiasis mansoni infections in area where there is low transmission

Condition or disease
Schistosomiasis Mansoni Circulating Cathodic Antigen Urine Based Dipstick

Detailed Description:

The study will compare the use of the urine test strip with the conventional method used and with a "golden standard" methode, in an area of Kenya where the infection transmission is low. Furthermore will the urine test strip be evaluatied in its ability to monitor the intensity of infections in school children before and after they are been treated for the infections.

A total of 1100 school children in the age between 10 and 18 years will be included in the study. Children have to submitt a stool and a urine sample on three consecutive days. Children who are found to be infected with the schistosomiasis parasite will be offered treatment.

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Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 1100 participants
Official Title: Evaluation of Applicability of Urine Based Schistosomiasis Test Strip in the Epidemiologic Mapping and Sampling of Schistosoma Mansoni Infection in Low Endemic Areas of Kenya
Study Start Date : April 2006
Actual Study Completion Date : November 2006

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Ages Eligible for Study:   10 Years to 18 Years   (Child, Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Children in the age between 10 and 18 years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children younger then 10 years of age and children whos parent/guardians did not give informed consents for their participation in the study

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00463307

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Kenya Medical Research Institute
Nairobi, Kenya
Sponsors and Collaborators
DBL -Institute for Health Research and Development
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Principal Investigator: Hussein J Kihara, mr Division of Vector Borne Diseases, Kenya
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00463307    
Other Study ID Numbers: SRP-KY-JK-06
First Posted: April 20, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 31, 2007
Last Verified: October 2007
Keywords provided by DBL -Institute for Health Research and Development:
Schistosoma mansoni
Circulating cathodic antigen urine dipstick
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Schistosomiasis mansoni
Trematode Infections
Parasitic Diseases