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.
Frederick W. Miller, M.D., Ph.D.
Deputy Chief, Clinical Research Branch and Principal Investigator
P.O. Box 12233Mail Drop F1-09Durham, N.C. 27709
Adam I. Schiffenbauer, M.D.
Staff Clinician, Environmental Autoimmunity Group
10 Center Dr
Magnuson Clinical Center
Bethesda, MD 20892-1627
Meghana Vijaysimha, M.Ph.
Military Myositis Protocol Coordinator
6 Center Drive, Building 6
Bethesda, MD 20892