This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition human african trypanosomiasis (hat)
Treatment fexinidazole
Phase phase 2/phase 3
Sponsor Drugs for Neglected Diseases
Start date May 2014
End date January 2017
Trial size 125 participants
Trial identifier NCT02184689, DNDiHATFEX006


The aim of the study is to assess the efficacy and safety of an oral regimen of fexinidazole (once daily for 10 days) in the treatment of stage 1 and stage 2 T.b. gambiense sleeping sickness in children at least 6 years old and over 20 kg bodyweight.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Endpoint classification safety/efficacy study
Intervention model single group assignment
Masking open label
Primary purpose treatment

Primary Outcomes

Outcome (success or failure) at the test of cure (ToC)
time frame: 12 months after the end of treatment

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 6 years up to 14 years old.

Inclusion Criteria: - Informed consent form signed by one of the parents or the child's legal representative - Child assent to participate in the study collected in the presence of an impartial witness - Age between 6 and 15 years old - > 20 Kg bodyweight - Boy or girl - Able to ingest at least one complete meal per day (or at least one Plumpy'Nut® sachet) - Able to swallow 600mg fexinidazole tablets - Karnofsky index > 50 - Presence of trypanosomes in blood and/or lymph and/or CSF - Permanent address and ability to comply with follow-up visit schedule Exclusion Criteria: - Child refusing to be included in the trial - Bodyweight < 20 Kg - Severe malnutrition, defined as having a BMI below 16 (- 2 Z-score of the norm according to WHO 2007 Growth reference data) - Inability to take oral medication - Pregnancy or breastfeeding - Clinically relevant medical condition other than HAT that, in the Investigator's opinion, may jeopardize subject safety or interfere with participation in the study, including but not limited to significant liver or cardiovascular disease, active documented or suspected infection, central nervous system (CNS) trauma or seizure disorders, coma or altered consciousness - Severely deteriorated general condition, such as cardiovascular shock, respiratory distress, or terminal illness - Any medical condition (except HAT-specific symptoms) hindering communication with the Investigator as required for the completion of this study - Any contraindication to imidazole products (known hypersensitivity to imidazoles) - History of HAT treatment in the past 2 years - Patients previously enrolled in the study or having already received fexinidazole. - Expected follow-up difficulties (migrants, refugees, itinerant vendors, etc.). - Current alcohol or drug abuse - Clinically significant abnormal laboratory findings, including ASAT and/or ALAT > 2 times ULN // Total bilirubin > 1.5 times ULN // Severe leukopenia (< 2000/mm3) // Potassium (K+) < 3.5 mmol // Any other clinically significant abnormal laboratory value (see details in Investigator Manual) - Pregnancy confirmed by a positive urine pregnancy test obtained within 24 hours (h) prior to start of study treatment (see Section 5.8.3 Contraception; p36) for girls over 12 years old and over - ECG abnormalities assessed by a central cardiologist - QTcF≥ 450 ms, as measured automatically (if first measurement is abnormal, a second assessment will be done at least 10-20 min later, with the patient in resting position). - Patients not tested for malaria and/or not treated adequately for this infection - Patients not treated adequately for soil transmitted helminthic diseases

Additional Information

Official title Efficacy and Safety of Fexinidazole in Children at Least 6 Years Old and Weighing Over 20 kg With Human African Trypanosomiasis (HAT) Due to T.b. Gambiense: a Prospective, Multicentre, Open Study, plug-in to the Pivotal Study
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in October 2016.
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