Food allergies, such as peanut and milk allergy, affect an estimated 4 percent of the adult U.S. population, and the incidence of eosinophil-associated gastrointestinal disorders (EGIDs) has increased in the past 10 years. A new research study at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, is studying how the immune system responds to food allergens. The purpose of this study is to improve the understanding of how the immune system responds to food allergens and how immune cells contribute to disease in people with various allergic, hypersensitivity, and inflammatory disorders.
You may be eligible if you are 18 to 65 years old and have been diagnosed with one of the following conditions:
The study includes blood draws, a physical exam, and allergy testing. Some participants may also have an endoscopy and biopsy of the gut or esophagus. Participants will visit NIH twice in a two-month period.
The study is being conducted at the Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center (Building 10) at NIH in Bethesda, Maryland. The NIH campus is accessible by car and public transportation.
There is no charge to participate in this research study. All study-related medical care and procedures are provided free of charge.
Yes, you will be compensated for your participation in the study. Transportation and other expenses may also be covered.
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To learn more about this study of how the immune system responds to food allergens (trial ID: NCT01212016), visit ClinicalTrials.gov.
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Last Updated March 07, 2012
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