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Interest of Flow Cytometry for the Diagnosis, the Follow up and Specific Immunotherapy (SIT) Arrest of Hymenoptera Venom Allergy (Cytoven)

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: NCT00805402
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 9, 2008
Last Update Posted : September 6, 2010
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University Hospital, Limoges

Brief Summary:

The aim of this study is to show that flow cytometry can be an accurate tool to help physicians regarding the diagnosis, the SIT decision and the SIT arrest of hymenoptera venom allergy.

75 patients having a story of reaction to hymenoptera venom will be selected for this trial.

Blood samples will be analyzed at: inclusion visit, Week 1 visit, Week 3 visit, Week 10 and Week 21 visit.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Allergy Other: flow cytometry Not Applicable

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 75 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Diagnostic
Official Title: Interest of Flow Cytometry for the Diagnosis, the Follow up and SIT Arrest of Hymenoptera Venom Allergy
Study Start Date : July 2008
Actual Primary Completion Date : July 2010
Actual Study Completion Date : July 2010

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Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: 1 flow cytometry
flow cytometry
Other: flow cytometry
flow cytometry

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. % CD63 expression on basophil membrane by flow Cytometry [ Time Frame: Inclusion , Week 1, Week 3, Week 10 and Week 21 visits ]

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Blood blocking factors level [ Time Frame: Week 1, Week 3, Week 10 and Week 21 visits ]

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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 70 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Adult patient (18 - 70 years)
  • Patient being informed and accepting to participate in the study with signature of informed consent
  • Patients having a clinical systematic and local, loco-regional story of reaction to the piqures of hymenopterans.
  • Patients treated by SIT for at least 5 years
  • Patients benefiting from a national insurance health

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Children
  • Pregnant woman or who breast-feed
  • Patient under antihistaminic or corticoid for less than 8 days before the blood drawing
  • Protected Patient
  • Patient not having given his agreement after it was informed

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To learn more about this study, you or your doctor may contact the study research staff using the contact information provided by the sponsor.

Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00805402

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Service Pathologie Respiratoire
Limoges, France, 87000
Sponsors and Collaborators
University Hospital, Limoges
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Principal Investigator: Michel COGNE, MD CHU Limoges
Study Chair: Jean Sainte-Laudy, PhD CHU Limoges
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Responsible Party: CHU Limoges Identifier: NCT00805402    
Other Study ID Numbers: I07021
First Posted: December 9, 2008    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: September 6, 2010
Last Verified: September 2010
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Immune System Diseases