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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is interested in studying patients with Relapsing Polychondritis (RP). Adult and pediatric patients are invited to come to the NIH in Bethesda, MD to participate in a research study.  The purpose of the study is to observe how RP affects you and to collect blood samples for research.  All patients will receive comprehensive clinical evaluation by physicians with experience caring for patients with RP.  Specific treatments will not be offered as part of study participation, but recommendations will be provided to your regular doctors as appropriate.
If you are interested in participating or learning more about the study, please contact Marcela Ferrada, MondayFriday, 9 am–5 pm at 301-356-5068, or by email,  All potential participants will undergo a screening process to determine if they satisfy the conditions for study participation.
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