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(JCA-0700) Genetic predisposition to Acute Severe Viral Infections in childhood


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Genetic predisposition to Acute Severe Viral Infections in childhood

Principal Investigator:
Jean-Laurent Casanova MD, PhD

Investigators:
Shen-Ying Zhang MD, PhD
James G. Krueger M.D., Ph.D.
Emmanuelle Jouanguy PhD
Laurent Abel MD, PhD

Contact Information:
Yelena Nemirovskaya
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Ave.
New York, NY 10065
Telephone: 212.327.7332
Email: yene399@rockefeller.edu
Enrollment Status:
Open to Enrollment

Brief Summary of Protocol:
Dr. Casanova’s laboratory is studying a rare defect in the ability to fight serious viral infections. It is not known why this occurs, but it is likely that there is a change in a collection of genes that causes an increased risk for this condition. The reason for doing this research is to identify these genes that cause predisposition to develop severe viral infections. This will be important to help diagnose and treat the disease, and guide genetic counseling of families that may be affected.

Approximately, 500 people will take part in the research study. This study will last approximately 10 years.



Detailed Description of Protocol:
This study involves a donation of blood and possibly a skin biopsy. Additionally, you will be asked to complete an epidemiological questionnaire with the assistance of the Principal Investigator and/or the research team. It may be necessary to obtain additional blood samples later in the study. All blood and skin biopsy samples are coded to protect your confidentiality.



What specifically makes a person eligible for the study?
You may be eligible to enter this study:

- Patient with acute severe viral infection
- Family member of subjects with acute severe viral infection

Gender:
Both

Age(s):
0-100

Children permitted to participate:
Yes

Potential Benefits.....
There will be no benefit to you from taking part in this research study. Instead, others may benefit in the future from what we learn from this study.



Compensation:
We will give you $20 for your blood donation and $30 for your skin biopsy. If you are a child you will receive a gift card to Toys “R” Us in the amount of $20 for your blood donation and $30 for your skin biopsy.