Identification of Genes Associated With Lung Disease in Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Status

Completed

Conditions

Pulmonary Fibrosis
Healthy
Rheumatoid Arthritis

Study type

Observational

Funder types

NIH

Identifiers

NCT00001885
99-H-0069
990069

Details and patient eligibility

About

Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a condition in which the lungs of a patient become scarred and fibrous. It has been known to occur in as many as 40% of patients diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The cause of the pulmonary fibrosis in patients with RA is unknown. Data gathered from previous research studies suggest that genetics may play a role in the development of PF in patients with rheumatoid arthritis. However, the actual genetic factors involved in the disease process have not been identified. The goal of this study is to identify the genetic markers in patients with pulmonary fibrosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Full description

Pulmonary fibrosis that develops within a subpopulation of patients with rheumatoid arthritis is a disorder of unknown etiology. Although previous reports suggest that some individuals with rheumatoid arthritis have a genetic predisposition to the development of fibrotic lung disease, genetic factors have not been clearly identified. It is the intent of this clinical protocol to identify genetic polymorphisms in individuals with pulmonary fibrosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Sex

All

Ages

21+ years old

Volunteers

Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Inclusion and exclusion criteria

  • INCLUSION CRITERIA:

Individuals 21 years of age or older with any of the following:

RA (based on 1987 American College of Rheumatology Revised Criteria for the Classification of RA) with PF (biopsy-proven), or

RA-only, or

Biopsy-proven idiopathic PF-only, or

Healthy research volunteers.

EXCLUSION CRITERIA:

Individuals with any of the following:

Inhalational exposure to fibrogenic fibers or dusts (e.g., asbestos, silica, coal, beryllium).

Chronic pulmonary disorders other than pulmonary fibrosis.

Other collagen vascular disorders (e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, polymyositis, mixed connective tissue disease).

Non-rheumatoid arthritis.

Viral infections associated with PF (e.g., hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus).

Pregnancy.

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