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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:

  1. You have been diagnosed with adult or juvenile polymyositis or dermatomyositis
  2. You were diagnosed within the last two years
  3. 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:

  1. The NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland,
  2. The NIEHS Clinical Research Unit in Research Triangle Park, NC
  3. 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
  4. Your local doctor's office

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