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Myositis in Military Personnel (Environmental Risk Factors for the Development of Myositis in Military Personnel)

Open for Recruitment

Study Background

This study attempts to determine if environmental and geographic exposures may be related to the development of myositis during military service and to obtain an initial understanding of the possible mechanisms involved.  Subjects diagnosed with myositis [Dermatomyositis (DM), Polymyositis (PM), or Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)] while on active duty, and normal volunteers matched to myositis subjects may enroll by completing questionnaires, a physical examination, and donating blood samples.

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

military personnel

Contact Information

To learn more about this study, contact us here.

Principal Investigator

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

Adult Subjects

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

Other Contact

Not Pictured
Meghana Vijaysimha, M.Ph.
Military Myositis Protocol Coordinator
Tel 301-451-6031
meghana.vijaysimha@nih.gov
6 Center Dr
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