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Myositis Clinic

Washington DC Inflammatory Muscle Disease Treatment

The GW Medical Faculty Associates Myositis Center is a multidisciplinary center focused on the evaluation and treatment of patients with inflammatory muscle diseases. The center provides clinical consultation to patients with established or suspected inflammatory muscle diseases.

Our Mission

The Center is a national referral site to provide comprehensive and multidisciplinary consultation to either establish a diagnosis or to provide a second opinion related to management of children and adults with inflammatory muscle diseases. The minimum patient age for this clinic is 8 years. The mission of the Center also encompasses research and education. To this end, a collaboration with the NIH has been established, and the involvement of graduate medical trainees has been secured.

Support for the Center

The center was envisioned directly by the motivated parents, and made possible by the generous grant, from the Cure Juvenile Myositis (Cure JM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a cure for these devastating diseases.

Clinical Trials

  • Wound Etiology and Healing Study (WE-HEAL)
    The purpose of the WE-HEAL Study is to help researchers use human tissue samples and health records to study the reasons why some patients heal quickly and some have problems healing wounds. All patients seen with an open wound and Hidradenitis suppurativa are asked to participate. Information from this research may help to understand how to prevent and treat certain diseases.
  • STOP Scleroderma
    The Scleroderma bioreposiTOry and Pathogenesis Study (STOP Scleroderma) will help researchers use clinical data and human biospecimens to investigate why scleroderma patients develop certain complications from their disease. Patients with confirmed scleroderma, raynauds or positive autoantibodies are invited to participate. This research may help us understand how to prevent and treat scleroderma and other diseases.