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Sarcoid Genetic Analysis (SAGA)

This study has been completed.
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National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Identifier:
First received: May 25, 2000
Last updated: February 17, 2016
Last verified: October 2005
To identify sarcoidosis susceptibility genes and to determine how these genes and environmental risk factors interact to cause sarcoidosis.

Lung Diseases Sarcoidosis

Study Type: Observational

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Further study details as provided by National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI):

Study Start Date: May 1999
Study Completion Date: April 2005
Detailed Description:


Sarcoidosis is a rare systemic granulomatous disease that mainly affects young to middle aged adults, and more severely affects African Americans than Caucasians. The etiology of sarcoidosis is not yet known, and epidemiological studies have only identified general risk factors including age, sex, race, and family history. Sarcoidosis may also be influenced by environmental factors, although the particular environmental agents have not yet been clearly defined. While previous studies have provided evidence for familial clustering, little is known about the genes that influence predisposition to sarcoidosis.


This is a multicenter consortium genetic epidemiology study. The investigators will accomplish their goal by organizing a 10-site multi-center consortium to recruit an adequate sample of sarcoidosis families for analysis. They plan to use the affected sibling pair linkage analysis to scan the genome for linked chromosomal regions, transmission disequilibrium testing to evaluate candidate genes in those regions with evidence for linkage, and an environmental questionnaire to collect data to test for possible interactions of susceptibility genes with exogenous risk factors. Genotyping and analysis of data are scheduled to begin in July, 2001 with completion of all analysis by April, 2004.

The study consists of a Clinical Core, a Data Coordinating Core, and a Genetics Core with a DNA Processing Center and a Genotyping Center. Eight of the ten clinical centers comprising the Clinical Core are members of the ACCESS, A Case Control Etiology of Sarcoidosis Study.

The study completion date listed in this record was obtained from the "End Date" entered in the Protocol Registration and Results System (PRS) record.


Ages Eligible for Study:   up to 100 Years   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
No eligibility criteria
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00005542

Sponsors and Collaborators
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
OverallOfficial: Michael Iannuzzi Henry Ford Hospital