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Documented Candida or Aspergillus Infections in Pediatric Patients

2014-07-23 21:52:03 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This study is an open label, noncomparative study using an investigational agent for the treatment of documented Candida or Aspergillus infections in pediatric patients (ages 3 months-17 years).

Study Design

Allocation: Non-Randomized, Control: Uncontrolled, Endpoint Classification: Safety Study, Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Aspergillosis

Intervention

caspofungin acetate

Status

Completed

Source

Merck

Results (where available)

View Results

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-07-23T21:52:03-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

Lung infections with the invasive forms of ASPERGILLUS, usually after surgery, transplantation, prolonged NEUTROPENIA or treatment with high-doses of CORTICOSTEROIDS. Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis can progress to CHRONIC NECROTIZING PULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS or hematogenous spread to other organs.

Infections of the respiratory tract with fungi of the genus ASPERGILLUS. Infections may result in allergic reaction (ALLERGIC BRONCHOPULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS), colonization in pulmonary cavities as fungus balls (MYCETOMA), or lead to invasion of the lung parenchyma (INVASIVE PULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS).

An enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of acetate esters and water to alcohols and acetate. EC 3.1.1.6.

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A 6-methyl PROGESTERONE acetate with reported glucocorticoid activity and effect on ESTRUS.

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