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Genetics of Uveitis

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Know the risks and potential benefits of clinical studies and talk to your health care provider before participating. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT02357238
Recruitment Status : Recruiting
First Posted : February 6, 2015
Last Update Posted : July 23, 2019
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Sunil Srivastava, The Cleveland Clinic

Brief Summary:
In order to improve the investigators knowledge about uveitis and the underlying mechanism of disease, the investigators propose collecting blood from patients with uveitis, isolating DNA and sequencing the DNA to identify genetic mutations or associations in these patients.

Condition or disease
Uveitis Infectious Uveitis

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Study Type : Observational [Patient Registry]
Estimated Enrollment : 1500 participants
Observational Model: Case-Control
Time Perspective: Prospective
Target Follow-Up Duration: 10 Years
Official Title: Genetics of Uveitis
Study Start Date : January 2011
Estimated Primary Completion Date : January 2021
Estimated Study Completion Date : January 2021

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Uveitis or infectious uveitis patients

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Non infectious uveitis [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
    Distinct uveitis conditions will have a polymorphism association or specific mutation.

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Infectious uveitis [ Time Frame: 5 years ]
    Infectious uveitis (such as herpes associated uveitis, toxoplasmosis retinochoroiditis) will have specific polymorphisms/mutations in innate immune system genes which predispose the patient to infectious uveitis.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples With DNA
Whole blood serum will be collected

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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Sampling Method:   Probability Sample
Study Population
Any patient able to sign an informed consent or child of age 6 with parental /guardian consent with the diagnosis of uveitis or infectious uveitis.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Any patient above with the diagnosis of uveitis.
  • Any patient with a diagnosis of infectious uveitis such as toxoplasmosis retinochoroiditis, herpes associated retinitis.

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients who are unable to give consent
  • Patients in whom an adequated blood sample can not be obtained.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT02357238

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Contact: Kimberly M Baynes, BSN, RN, COA 216-444-2566

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United States, Ohio
Cleveland Clinic Foundation Recruiting
Cleveland, Ohio, United States, 44195
Contact: Kimberly M Baynes, COA    216-444-2566   
Principal Investigator: Sunil K. Srivastava, M.D.         
Sponsors and Collaborators
The Cleveland Clinic
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Principal Investigator: Sunil K. Srivastava, M.D. The Cleveland Clinic

Additional Information:

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Responsible Party: Sunil Srivastava, Staff physician, The Cleveland Clinic Identifier: NCT02357238     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 11-087
First Posted: February 6, 2015    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: July 23, 2019
Last Verified: July 2019
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Keywords provided by Sunil Srivastava, The Cleveland Clinic:
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Communicable Diseases
Uveal Diseases
Eye Diseases