Identifying Risks For Myositis
- Doctors at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are conducting research in understanding the environmental
risk factors that may result in an autoimmune disease called Myositis.
- The goal of the MYORISK study (11-E-0072) is to determine if certain infectious or noninfectious agents are associated with Myositis and the anti-synthetase autoantibody group.
- The study consists of completing surveys, collecting a house dust sample, a single clinic visit and a blood draw.
- There is no charge for evaluations and medical tests at the NIH. Compensation is provided for both participants and their participating referring physician.
You May Qualify If:
- You have been diagnosed with adult or juvenile polymyositis or dermatomyositis
- You were diagnosed within the last two years
- You are a healthy friend or cousin of a patient with polymyositis or dermatomyositis
Both Children and Adults are Eligible.
Location of the Study: You may be enrolled at one of the following:
- The NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland,
- The NIEHS Clinical Research Unit in Research Triangle Park, NC
- One of our Associated Collaborating Centers:
- Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA
- Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD
- Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN
- University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA
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