Study of Families with Twins or Siblings Discordant for Rheumatic Disorders

Sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), this observational study will examine families in which one sibling has developed a systemic rheumatic disease such as lupus and one has not, to see if and how the two differ in the following: Blood cell metabolism; Types of cells in the blood; Environmental or genetic factors that might explain why one developed disease and the other did not.

To Learn More Contact
Frederick W Miller, M.D. at (301) 451-6273 or identifier: NCT00055055

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