Volunteers for Loa loa Treatment Research Study Needed

November 30th, 2010 by admin

Loa loa is a filarial infection that affects an estimated 13 million people in central and western Africa. Often, people can feel completely well and not realize that they have it. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD is seeking volunteers to participate in a research study.

The purpose of the study is to evaluate how effective Reslizumab is in reducing the side effects of the standard drug therapy used to treat Loa loa. All participants will receive the standard treatment for Loa loa. The study lasts 24 months. There is no cost for tests or study-related treatment.

You may be eligible for this study if you:

  • have resided in or traveled to any of these countries for longer than 1 month: Northern Angola, Cameroon, Central African Republic, People’s Republic of Congo,
  • Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo
  • are 18-65 years of age
  • are not HIV positive
  • are not pregnant or breast-feeding
  • Location: National Institutes of Health located in Bethesda, MD. Accessible by metro via the Red Line (Medical Center stop).

    Compensation for participation will be provided.

    For more information, please call: 1-866-444-3356 TTY: 1-866-411-1010
    Or visit ClinicalTrials.gov.
    Refer to study #10-I-0101

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