Study for Myasthenia Gravis to Collect Blood to Check for Antibodies

What we are studying

The purpose of this research study is to analyze a sample of your blood and establish whether you are positive for Agrin/LRP-4 antibodies. If you do have these antibodies, we will then try to determine whether the presence of these antibodies are causing your illness by associating these antibodies with your clinical features, disease severity, diagnostic testing you’ve had done, and how you have responded to treatments, the results of this study may lead to identifying a new cause of myasthenia gravis.

Who we are studying

  • Men and Women
  • Races:
    • White
    • African American
    • Asian
    • American Indian or Alaska Native
    • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
    • Other
  • All Ethnicities
  • Ages 21+

Eligibility Criteria

  • Diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis

What is involved

  • Review your medical records such as: MRI; EMG; X-Ray; CT Scan; lumbar puncture; family history; treatments you have used attempting to treat your MS and the outcome; breathing tests; as well as your current condition and current medications
  • Blood draw
  • Neurological Exam
  • Physical Exam

Compensation

None

Contact Information

Study Coordinator
Janet Hutchens
Email
jahutche@wakehealth.edu
Phone
336-716-1715

Disclaimer: The information on this website is for general informational purposes only and SHOULD NOT be relied upon as a substitute for sound professional medical advice, evaluation or care from your physician or other qualified health care provider.