alexa Signal Management of Disproportionate Reporting in Moroccan Pharmacovigilance: The Lower Limb Edema Induced by Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs
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Signal Management of Disproportionate Reporting in Moroccan Pharmacovigilance: The Lower Limb Edema Induced by Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs

Soussi Tanani D1*, Serragui S2, Y. Cherrah2, Ait Moussa3 L, El Bouazzi O3, Soulaymani R3 and A. Soulaymani4
1Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Abdelmalek Essaadi Tanger 90100, Morocco
2Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, University of Mohamed V Rabat 10170, Morocco
3Moroccan Anti Poison and Pharmacovigilance Center, Rabat 10170, Morocco
4Laboratory of Genetics and Biometry, University Ibn Tofail, Kenitra 14000, Morocco
Corresponding Author : Driss Soussi Tanani
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Received March 13, 2015; Accepted March 26, 2015; Published March 31, 2015
Citation: Soussi Tanani D, Serragui S, Cherrah Y, Ait Moussa L, El Bouazzi O, et al. (2015) Signal Management of Disproportionate Reporting in Moroccan Pharmacovigilance: The Lower Limb Edema Induced by Anti-Tuberculosis Drugs. J Pharmacovigilance 3:161. doi: 10.4172/2329-6887.1000161
Copyright: © 2015 Soussi Tanani D, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Objective: To detect and validate new signals in Pharmacovigilance of a combined anti-TB drug ERIP-K4.

Methods: It was a prospective study (October 2012-December 2013), conducted in majority Moroccan TB Diagnosis Centers (MTDC). All TB patients admitted to these MTDC and presented ADRs were eligible for inclusion in the study during this period. Each ADR notified was handled by the WHO accountability method and sent to the international database (Vigibase). The detection of signals was based on 3 statistical methods measuring disproportionality of reporting of combined anti-TB form (ERIP-K4) induced ADRs: the information component (IC), the proportional reporting ratio (PRR), and the reporting odds ratio (ROR).

Results: 927 ADRs were reported during the study. The average age of patients was 40.7 ± 17.5 years with a sex ratio of 0.8. Adverse drug reactions of skin and appendages disorders predominated (24.2%), followed by ADRs of gastrointestinal system disorders (21%) and ADRs of liver and biliary system disorders (14.5%). From 11 signals, a new signal never described in our database: edema of the lower limbs which disproportionate scores (IC, PRR, ROR) were (2.03, 7.5, 7.9).

Conclusion: Edemas of the lower limbs are a potential signal in Pharmacovigilance requiring more investigations to argue well the relation of cause and effect and to find risk factors to manage and avoid these effects.


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