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Adult and Juvenile Myositis (Studies in the Natural History & Pathogenesis of Childhood-Onset and Adult-Onset Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies)

Open for Recruitment

Study Background

This study will evaluate subjects with adult- and childhood-onset myositis to learn more about their causes and the immune system changes and medical problems associated with them. Myositis is an inflammatory muscle disease that can damage muscles and other organs, resulting in significant disability.

This study also intends to investigate the genetic and environmental risk factors involved in the development of myositis, an autoimmune muscle disease that causes chronic muscle weakness. Adults and children diagnosed with myositis may enroll by completing questionnaires and donating blood and urine samples.

For more information on this study, please visit the Clinical Trials Study webpage.

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Contact Information

To learn more about this study, contact us here.

Principal Investigator

Lisa Rider, M.D.
Lisa Rider, M.D.
Deputy Chief and Staff Clinician, Environmental Autoimmunity Group
Tel 301-451-6272
Fax 301-480-2813
riderl@mail.nih.gov
10 Center Dr
Hatfield Clinical Research Center
Bethesda, MD 20892-1301

Adult Subjects

Frederick W. Miller
Frederick W. Miller, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Chief, Clinical Research Branch and Principal Investigator
Tel 984-287-3593
Fax 301-451-5585
millerf@mail.nih.gov
P.O. Box 12233
Mail Drop F1-09
Durham, N.C. 27709
Adam I. Schiffenbauer
Adam I. Schiffenbauer, M.D.
Staff Clinician
Environmental Autoimmunity Group, Clinical Research Branch
Tel 301-451-6270
adam.schiffenbauer@nih.gov
10 Center Dr
Clinical Center Surgical Wing
Bethesda, MD 20892-1627

Pediatric Subjects

Lisa Rider, M.D.
Lisa Rider, M.D.
Deputy Chief and Staff Clinician, Environmental Autoimmunity Group
Tel 301-451-6272
Fax 301-480-2813
riderl@mail.nih.gov
10 Center Dr
Hatfield Clinical Research Center
Bethesda, MD 20892-1301

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