Petechiae In Children (PIC) Study: Defining A Clinical Decision Rule for The Management Of Fever and Non-Blanching Rashes In Children Including The Role Of Point Of Care Testing For Procalcitonin & Neisseria Meningitidis DNA. (PIC)
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|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03378258|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 19, 2017
Last Update Posted : December 12, 2019
A fever and a non-blanching rash is a relatively common reason for a child to attend an emergency department. A fever and a non-blanching rash can be an early sign of a life-threatening infection known as meningococcal disease. The aim of the PIC study is to determine how best to diagnose early meningococcal disease in children.
In particular the investigators are interested in researching how quick bedside tests can be used to do this.
|Condition or disease|
|Meningitis, Meningococcal Meningococcal Sepsis Meningococcal Disease Meningococcal Infections Sepsis Meningitis|
A fever an a non-blanching rash is a relatively common presentation the the emergency department. A minority of children with a fever and a non-blanching rash with have a life-threatening infection. Currently it is very difficult to determine those children that require urgent treatment from those that have a simple viral illness.
The aim of the PIC study is to research how to better diagnose those serious infections earlier.
Data from the study will be used to test the effectiveness of current practice and to identify areas where current practice could be improved.
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||1329 participants|
|Official Title:||Petechiae In Children (PIC) Study|
|Actual Study Start Date :||November 9, 2017|
|Actual Primary Completion Date :||June 30, 2019|
|Actual Study Completion Date :||June 30, 2019|
- Confirmation of meningococcal infection [ Time Frame: 72 hours from testing ]Blood and Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) culture or quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) will be used to confirm meningococcal infection
Biospecimen Retention: Samples Without DNA
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03378258
|Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children|
|Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, BT126BE|
|Principal Investigator:||MIchael D Shields||Queen's University, Belfast|