Do You Have Lupus?
The National Institutes of Health is conducting a research study for patients with lupus. Doctors want to learn more about the disease and are looking for what causes it, how it progresses over time, and the genetic factors that might make a person more likely to develop it.
This study is open to any individual, 10 years of age or older, who meets the American College of Rheumatology's criteria for having lupus, which include symptoms and abnormal blood tests.
Some of the symptoms suggestive of lupus:
- Extreme fatigue
- Hair loss
- Rash on face sensitive to sun exposure
- Sores in mouth and nose
- Joint pain and swelling
- Physical examinations and evaluation of your medical needs related to lupus
- Consultations with NIH specialists
- X-rays and imaging of involved organ systems
- Blood and urine samples to be used for clinical assessment and research
- Follow-up visits and treatment if appropriate
- All study-related procedures are provided at no cost
Location: The NIH Clinical Center, America's research hospital, is conveniently located on the Metro Red Line (Medical Center stop) in Bethesda, MD. Parking is provided at no cost.
For more information:
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Or go online:
Refer to study # 94-AR-0066
Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health Clinical Center
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases