Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium 5510: Churg-Strauss syndrome (CSS), giant cell arteritis (GCA), microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), polyarteritis nodosa (PAN), Takayasu arteritis (TAK), and Wegener’s granulomatosis (WG)
The purpose of this study is to identify genes that increase the risk of developing vasculitis, a group of severe diseases that feature inflammation of blood vessels. Results of these studies will provide researchers in vasculitis with insight into the causes of these diseases and generate new ideas for diagnostic tests and therapies, and will be of great interest to the larger communities of researchers investigating vasculitis and other autoimmune, inflammatory, and vascular diseases.
About this Study
A total of 1,300 subjects with CSS, GCA, MPA, PAN, TAK, and WG will be enrolled in this study. Study subjects will only be seen once for this research study.
For this visit, you will be asked to:
- Discuss your medical history and disease
- Give blood (approximately1 tablespoon) for DNA collection
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