Do you have an autoimmune disease?

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The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Bethesda, Maryland, is conducting a study for families with siblings or twins in which one sibling has developed an autoimmune disease and the other has not.The goal of this research study is to understand the genetic and environmental factors that may result in autoimmune diseases.

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You may be eligible if you or your child has:

  • Adult or juvenile rheumatoid arthriitis, lupus, scleroderma or myositis diagnosed within the last 5 years
  • A sibling or twin of the same gender within 5 years of age without an autoimmune disease

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Study facts:

  • Both children and adults are eligible to participate
  • The sibling pair is essential to participate in the study (parents may also be included)
  • You may enroll at your local doctor 's office, the Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda,MD,or at the NIEHS Clinical Research Unit in Research Triangle Park,NC
  • There is no charge for study-related evaluations and tests
  • Compensation is available
  • Patients remain under the care of their personal physicians while participat ing in this research study

For more information,
Please call:
TTY: 1-866-411 -1010
Refer to study # 03-E-0099

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

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