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Your Environment. Your Health.

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

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.

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
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
Tel 301-451-6270
10 Center Dr
Magnuson Clinical Center
Bethesda, MD 20892-1627

Other Contact

Not Pictured
Meghana Vijaysimha, M.Ph.
Military Myositis Protocol Coordinator
Tel 301-451-6031
6 Center Drive, Building 6
Bethesda, MD 20892
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