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Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease endemic in the Philippines which caused multiple epidemics. Most points to the activation of the complement system secondary to humoral respond leading to cytokine release causing systemic inflammation. Melatonin, is a hormone which has an a) anti-viral, b) immunomodulator, c) antioxidant, d) modulatory effect on hematopoiesis and e) anti-inflammatory action. This is a randomized control trial to determine the effectiveness of adjunctive melatonin therapy among patients diagnosed with Dengue fever with Warning Signs. This would include children aged 5 to 18 years old with no signs of hemmorhagic shock. They would be randomly assigned into 2 groups. Baseline Complete blood count with platelet (CBCPC) will be collected. Daily CBCPC will be collected and would be statistically analyze after the study.


Clinical Trial Description

Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease endemic in the Philippines which caused multiple epidemics. Most points to the activation of the complement system secondary to humoral respond leading to cytokine release causing systemic inflammation. Melatonin, is a hormone which has an a) anti-viral, b) immunomodulator, c) antioxidant, d) modulatory effect on hematopoiesis and e) anti-inflammatory action. Main Objective: To determine the effectiveness of Melatonin tablet as an adjunctive therapy in decreasing morbidity for pediatric patients diagnosed with Dengue Fever with Warning Signs at Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center Department of Pediatrics. Specific Objective 1. To determine the clinical profiles of pediatric patients diagnosed with Dengue Fever with Warning Signs in Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center 2. To determine the effectiveness of Melatonin 20mg as adjunctive therapy for pediatric patients diagnosed with Dengue Fever with Warning Signs with regards to: a. Number of days for resolution of fever from the 1st day of administration of melatonin b. Number of days for the platelet count to increase from the 1st day of administration of melatonin c. Number of days for the white blood cell count to increase from the 1st day of administration of melatonin d. Absence of subsequent complications in the critical phase of the illness (4th - 6th day of illness) i. Presence of mucosal bleeding, melena, epistaxis ii. Presence of ascites, pleural effusion, edema iii. Hypotension, tachycardia iv. Increase capillary refill time ;


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NCT number NCT05034809
Study type Interventional
Source Ilocos Training and Regional Medical Center
Contact Navid P Roodaki, MD
Phone +63 917 309 3931
Email [email protected]
Status Not yet recruiting
Phase Phase 2
Start date August 23, 2021
Completion date October 30, 2022