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Short Course of Amoxicillin for Erysipelas

2014-08-27 03:16:16 | BioPortfolio

Summary

The propose of this study is to determine whether a 6-day duration of oral amoxicillin treatment of erysipelas is non-inferior to a 14-day standard duration intravenous then oral amoxicillin regimen. This trial will be open but evaluation will be perform by a blind evaluator.

Description

To fight against increasing rate of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, several studies have demonstrated efficacy of short antibiotic course in e.g. acute streptococcal tonsillitis, community acquired pneumonia, and urinary tract infection. Erysipelas is an acute dermo-hypodermal infection due to streptococcus. To date no resistance of theses bacteria to amoxicillin was described. The diagnosis of erysipelas is clinical. Thus, short course of antibiotic is a good regimen to test in erysipelas treatment. To date there is no controlled trial concerning efficacy of oral amoxicillin in erysipelas treatment. Expected advantages of the demonstration of the non inferiority of a short and oral amoxicillin treatment in erysipelas are: reduction of antibiotic selective pressure, cost, adverse events caused by infusion and hospitalisation.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Active Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment

Conditions

Erysipelas

Intervention

Amoxicillin, Amoxicillin

Location

Hôpital Henri Mondor - Service de dermatologie
Créteil
Ile de France
France
94000

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:16:16-0400

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Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

A fixed-ratio combination of amoxicillin trihydrate (see AMOXICILLIN), an aminopenicillin, and potassium clavulanate (see CLAVULANIC ACID), a beta-lactamase inhibitor, used to treat a broad-spectrum of bacterial infections, especially resistant strains.

A broad-spectrum semisynthetic antibiotic similar to AMPICILLIN except that its resistance to gastric acid permits higher serum levels with oral administration.

An acute and chronic contagious disease of young pigs caused by Erysipelothrix insidiosa.

An acute infection of the skin caused by species of STREPTOCOCCUS. This disease most frequently affects infants, young children, and the elderly. Characteristics include pink-to-red lesions that spread rapidly and are warm to the touch. The commonest site of involvement is the face.

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