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Azithromycin in the Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis in Patients Who Have Not Had Success With Other Drugs

This study has been completed

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First received: November 2, 1999
Last updated: June 23, 2005
Last Verified: July 1998
History of Changes


To provide azithromycin for the treatment of individual patients with proven cryptosporidiosis whose disease has persisted or progressed despite prior therapies.

Condition Intervention
HIV Infections

Drug : Azithromycin

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Oral/Intravenous Azithromycin in the Treatment of Cryptosporidiosis in Patients Whose Disease Has Not Been Controlled by Conventional Therapy

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Ages Eligible for Study: Child, Adult, Senior  
Sexes Eligible for Study: All  
Accepts Healthy Volunteers: No  


Inclusion Criteria
Patients must have:

  • Cryptosporidiosis infection.
  • Life expectancy of at least 1 week.
  • Failed or been intolerant to prior therapy with standard antidiarrheal or antibiotic or other therapies for cryptosporidiosis.
  • Consent of parent or guardian for patients under the legal age of consent. Patients with documented favorable response to azithromycin under Pfizer protocol 066-143 may receive maintenance therapy under this protocol.

  • Patients with persistent diarrhea requiring intravenous (IV) fluid therapy to maintain hydration may receive IV azithromycin after approval by the clinical monitor. Patients whose disease worsens despite a minimum of 2 weeks of oral therapy or patients whose disease shows no improvement after 4 weeks of oral therapy will also be considered for a trial period of intravenous azithromycin.
    Exclusion Criteria
    Co-existing Condition:
    Patients with the following symptoms or conditions are excluded:
  • Known hypersensitivity or significant intolerance to macrolide antibiotics.
  • Eligibility and current treatment at a medical center performing study 066-143, another study of azithromycin for treatment of cryptosporidiosis in AIDS patients.

  • Required:
  • Must have failed or been intolerant to prior therapy with standard antidiarrheal or
antibiotic therapies for cryptosporidiosis.

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Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00002328


United States, Connecticut
Pfizer Central Research
Groton, Connecticut, United States, 06340

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Responsible Party: Pfizer Identifier: NCT00002328   History of Changes  
Other Study ID Numbers: 058J  
Study First Received: November 2, 1999  
Last Updated: June 23, 2005  

Keywords provided by NIH AIDS Clinical Trials Information Service:

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

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