A Compassionate Treatment Protocol for the Use of Trimetrexate Glucuronate (Neutrexin) With Leucovorin Protection for European Adult Patients (>= 13 Years Old) With Pneumocystis Carinii Pneumonia

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U.S. Bioscience

Status

Completed

Conditions

Pneumonia, Pneumocystis Carinii
HIV Infections

Treatments

Drug: Trimetrexate glucuronate
Drug: Leucovorin calcium

Study type

Interventional

Funder types

Industry

Identifiers

NCT00002103
TMTX C502
132C

Details and patient eligibility

About

To evaluate the safety and efficacy of trimetrexate glucuronate with leucovorin protection in European patients with Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) who are refractory to or have demonstrated severe or life-threatening toxicities to standard therapies (e.g., TMP/SMX or parenteral pentamidine).

Full description

Patients receive intravenous infusions of trimetrexate glucuronate and leucovorin for 21 days. Leucovorin is continued for 3 additional days after discontinuation of trimetrexate glucuronate. Patients are followed for 1 month.

Sex

All

Ages

13+ years old

Volunteers

No Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

Inclusion Criteria

Patients must have:

  • Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) confirmed within 15 days prior to study entry.
  • Serious intolerance and/or resistance to standard therapies (such as trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole and parenteral pentamidine) during the course of therapy for the current episode of PCP, OR a documented history of such intolerance during a prior episode.
  • Consent of parent or guardian if less than 18 years of age.

Exclusion Criteria

Patients with the following prior conditions are excluded:

History of Type I hypersensitivity (i.e., urticaria, angioedema, or anaphylaxis), exfoliative dermatitis, or other life-threatening reactions due to trimetrexate glucuronate.

Trial contacts and locations

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