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Passive Prophylaxis of Lyme Disease Using Permethrin Treated Clothes

2014-08-27 03:20:03 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Hypothesis: Does treatment of lower extremity clothing with permethrin prevent Lyme disease?

This is a double-blind, randomized clinical trial using permethrin treatment of clothing to prevent Lyme disease.

Description

This is a double-blind, randomized clinical trial using permethrin treatment of clothing to prevent Lyme disease.

Subjects (N=200) will be recruited from camp staff to participate in the study and screened by inclusion and exclusion criteria.Qualifying subjects will be randomized to either the treatment (N=100) or non-treatment arm (N=100).

Subjects in the treatment arm will have their scout shorts, pants, and socks sprayed with 0.5% permethrin and allowed to dry. Subjects in the non-treatment arm will have their scout shorts, pants, and socks sprayed with water and allowed to dry.

Subjects will then be followed over the summer camping season to see if they develop Lyme disease. At 70 days, all subjects will have their Lyme titers rechecked to ensure that all cases of Lyme disease were documented.

Following the 70 day visit, there will be an assessment of the final study outcomes.

Study Design

Allocation: Randomized, Control: Placebo Control, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor), Primary Purpose: Prevention

Conditions

Lyme Disease

Intervention

Permethrin, Placebo

Location

Tomahawk Scout Camp
Rice Lake
Wisconsin
United States

Status

Terminated

Source

University of Minnesota - Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:20:03-0400

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