Genetic Studies of Inflammatory Disorders of the Pilosebaceous Unit
Genetic Studies of Acne Disorders
Sponsor: CTSA Pilot Award
Enrolling: Male and Female Patients
IRB Number: AAAS7175
Contact: Lynn Petukhova: 212-851-4839 /
Additional Study Information: We are conducting genetic research studies to better understand the causes of boils and pimples and are interested in diseases such as acne and hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). Human genetic studies have an excellent track record for providing new knowledge about causes of disease that can sometimes illuminate new ways to cure disease. The success of genetic studies is directly linked to the number of research participants willing to donate DNA and RNA. Your participation is vital for the success of this work. We will collect a blood sample from you. We will wipe the skin on your arm with alcohol to clean it, and then we will insert a small needle into a vein to collect about 1-2 teaspoons of blood. We will use your blood sample to isolate your DNA for genetic analyses. Some research participants may be invited to provide skin samples. This would involve two small punch biopsies, one to obtain skin affected by pimples or boils and a site-matched area of unaffected skin. We will use these samples to obtain RNA to study gene expression. Because this is a research study, we will not be able to provide information back to you about your particular DNA. We will be able to share information about patterns that we detect.
This study is closed
Lynn Petukhova, PhD
Do You Qualify?
Are you or your child age 12 or older? Yes No
Are you fluent in English? Yes No
Have you or your child been diagnosed with acne or hidradenitis suppurativa by a dermatologist? Yes No
You may be eligible for this study

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For more information, please contact:
Lynn Petukhova