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St Louis, Missouri 63104


Purpose:

The purpose of this study is to determine if antibiotica are required in the management of skin abscess following incision and drainage.


Study summary:

This is a double-blind, randomized controlled trial at an urban pediatric emergency department. Sample size (162) was based on a threshold equivalence of 7% (α = 0.05, power = 80%). Inclusion criteria were: non-toxic, immunocompetent, 3 months to 18 years old, English-speaking patients with clinical or ultrasound identified skin abscesses who were not on antibiotics. Patients were block randomized to receive placebo or trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole following incision and drainage. Follow-up was a call at 2-3 days & a repeat visit or call at 10-14 days. Treatment failure was defined as: persistent erythema, tenderness, and/or draining lesions. New lesion was defined as: primary resolution with development of new lesion (furuncle, carbuncle or abscess) at a different location. Compliance was evaluated by the return of the study medication or by patient report.


Criteria:

Inclusion Criteria: - non-toxic patients - immunocompetent patients - 3 months to 18 years old - English-speaking patients - skin abscesses - not on antibiotics Exclusion Criteria: - toxic patients - immunocompromising co-morbidities - less than 3 months old or older than 18 years of age - non-english speaking - on antibiotics


NCT ID:

NCT00679302


Primary Contact:

Study Director
John Peter, MD
St. Louis University


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

St Louis, Missouri 63104
United States



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Site Status: N/A


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: January 17, 2018

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