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An Open-label Study Assessing Effectiveness, Safety and Compliance With Fexinidazole in Patients With Human African Trypanosomiasis Due to T.b. Gambiense at Any Stage (NCT03025789)

This study evaluates the effectiveness of fexinidazole administered to patients with g-HAT at all stages of the disease. The aim of the present study is to provide additional information on the effectiveness and safety of fexinidazole and to assess its use under conditions as close as possible to those in real life, both in patients treated on an out-patient basis and in the hospital setting, depending on clinical status
  • Drug: Fexinidazole
    Tablets of 600 mg Patients with a weight between 20 and 34kg: 1200mg for 4 days, then 600mg for 6 days Patients with a weight of 35kg and above: 1800mg for 4 days, then 1200mg for 6 days
    Ages eligible for Study
    6 Years and older
    Genders eligible for Study
    Accepts Healthy Volunteers
    Inclusion Criteria:
    • Male or female patient, including breastfeeding or pregnant women in the second or third trimester.
    • ≥ 6 years of age.
    • ≥ 20 kg body weight.
    • Signed Informed Consent Form and Assent Form for patients less than 18 years of age
    • Trypanosomes detected in any body fluid.
    • Physically able to ingest at least one solid meal per day.
    • Able to take oral medication.
    • Karnofsky Performance Status > 40%.
    • Able to comply with the schedule of follow-up visits and with the study constraints.
    • Easily reachable during the out-patient follow-up period.
    • Willing to undergo lumbar punctures.
    Exclusion Criteria:
    • Active clinically relevant medical conditions other than HAT that, in the Investigator's opinion, could jeopardise patient safety or interfere with participation in the study, including but not limited to significant liver or cardiovascular diseases, HIV infection, CNS trauma or seizure disorders, coma or altered consciousness not related to HAT.
    • Severe renal or hepatic impairment defined as: elevated creatinine at > 3 times the upper limit of normal (ULN) elevated ALT, AST or bilirubin at > 3 ULN
    • Severely deteriorated general condition, such as cardiovascular shock, respiratory distress or terminal illness.
    • Any condition (except symptoms of HAT) that compromises ability to communicate with the Investigator as required for completion of the study.
    • Any contraindication to imidazole products (known hypersensitivity to imidazoles).
    • Treatment for HAT within 2 years prior to inclusion.
    • Prior enrolment in the study or prior intake of fexinidazole.
    • Foreseeable difficulty in complying with the schedule of follow-up visits (migrants, refugees, itinerant traders, etc.). Temporary Non-inclusion Criteria:
    • Recovery period after antimalarial treatment and/or treatment of helminthiasis (at least 3 days).
    • Uncontrolled diabetes or hypertension or any patients requiring clinical stabilisation; wait until appropriate treatment to control the disease has been initiated.
    • First trimester of pregnancy.
    • Traumatic lumbar puncture at Screening i.e. red blood cells visible in CSF; wait for 48 hours before repeating lumbar puncture. Eligibility Criteria for Out-patient Treatment
    • Accepting to be treated on an out-patient basis;
    • Karnofsky Performance Status > 50%;
    • Good understanding of the method of administration of fexinidazole by the patient and/or caregiver* (checked using a questionnaire at the time of dispensing fexinidazole);
    • Residing close to the investigational centre, i.e. approximately one hour by road and/or boat, during the treatment period**;
    • Easily reachable during the treatment period;
    • No medical or psychiatric contraindications for treatment as out-patient;
    • No pregnancy or breastfeeding;
    • No neurological symptoms.

    6 locations

    Congo, The Democratic Republic of the (6)
    • Hôpital de Dipumba
      Mbuji-Mayi, Kasaï Oriental, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
    • Hopital General de réference
      Bagata, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
    • Hopital Général de réference
      Bandundu, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
    • Hôpital Général de Référence Roi Baudouin
      not yet recruiting
      Kinshasa, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
    • Hopital Genral de Reference Masi MAnimba
      Masi-Manimba, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
    • Hopital General de réference
      Mushie, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
    31 October, 2016
    30 November, 2017
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