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Who is eligible to enroll in the MADGC2 study?

We consider enrolling families with at least four individuals who have different autoimmune diseases as found on our disease list to the right.  However, we are also interested in enrolling unaffected individuals, those individuals who do not have an autoimmune disease 

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What does participation in the MADGC2 study involve?

Family members who have an autoimmune disease are asked to:

     1. Complete a brief health history questionnaire

     2. Authorize researchers to collect medical records relating to

           their autoimmune disease diagnosis and treatment

     3. Provide a blood sample

Family  members who do not have an autoimmune disease will be asked to complete steps 1 and 3 only. 


Is there a cost to participate?

There is no cost to participate in the MADGC study. As required by the Privacy Act, all information is kept strictly confidential. The MADGC study is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.


Does this study involve treatment?

The MADGC 2 research study is a non-clinical study and therefore does not provide or endorse any particular disease treatment or procedure.

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Do Any of These Autoimmune Diseases Run in Your Family?

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Multiple Sclerosis


Autoimmune Thyroid Disease (Graves' or Hashimoto's)

Type I Diabetes (Insulin Dependent)

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