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OBJECTIVES: I. Evaluate the safety, tolerance, and potential efficacy of 3 doses of human anti-cytomegalovirus (CMV) monoclonal antibody SDZ MSL-109 (MOAB MSL-109) in the treatment of newborns with congenital CMV infection and no central nervous system disease.
II. Determine the relationship between plasma concentrations of MOAB MSL-109 and therapeutic outcome.
III. Determine whether MOAB MSL-109 influences the antibody response and clearance of virus from the urine.
PROTOCOL OUTLINE: Patients are treated with human anti-cytomegalovirus monoclonal antibody MSL-109, administered intravenously every other week for a total of 3 doses.
Groups of 6 patients are treated at each of 3 MSL-109 doses; there is no intrapatient escalation.
No concurrent therapy with antibiotics for systemic infection, parenteral antifungal agents, biological response modifiers, or other antiviral agents is allowed.
Patients are followed every 2 weeks for 6 weeks, every 4 weeks for 12 weeks, then annually for 5 years.
Primary Purpose: Treatment
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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:58:13-0400
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