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Bethesda, Maryland 20892


Purpose:

RATIONALE: Evaluating patients who have skin diseases may help doctors plan more effective treatment and follow-up for skin diseases and systemic diseases that show up in the skin. PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying and following patients with skin diseases.


Study summary:

OBJECTIVES: Primary - Determine the natural history of selected dermatologic or systemic diseases with cutaneous manifestations. - Provide clinical material to fulfill the educational mission of the Dermatology Branch. Secondary - Screen patients for inclusion in other protocols. - Assist the treating physicians with determining the diagnosis and appropriate medical or surgical therapy for patients with rare skin diseases. OUTLINE: Samples of blood, urine, stool, exudates, skin scrapings, hair, and nails are collected from patients and then are analyzed, as medically indicated, using the following diagnostic tests: - Chemistry - Serology - Pregnancy testing - Cultures - Cytology - Microscopic examination for fungi, bacteria, and parasites - Immunopathologic tests, including: - Direct and indirect immunofluorescence microscopy - Direct and indirect immunoelectron microscopy - Characterization of circulating autoantibodies by immunoprecipitation and/or immunoblotting - HIV testing - Electrocardiogram - Diagnostic x-ray and other imaging procedures - Patch testing - Photography, including infrared photography - Skin biopsies (punch, shave or tangential, and excisional) - Fluorescent-activated cell sorter - Polymerase chain reaction for infectious agents - Immunohistochemistry - Special stains Patients also undergo consultation with other services, as medically indicated. Diagnostic test results are used to assist the treating physicians with determining the diagnosis and appropriate medical or surgical therapy. Patients also may participate in clinical medical conferences. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 500 patients will be accrued for this study.


Criteria:

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: - Dermatologic or systemic disease with cutaneous manifestations requiring determination of a diagnosis and appropriate medical or surgical therapy - Physician referral required - No cognitive impairment PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: - Any age Performance status: - Not specified Life expectancy: - Not specified Hematopoietic: - Not specified Hepatic: - Not specified Renal: - Not specified Other: - Pregnant, nursing, or fertile women eligible unless status would preclude study PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: Biologic therapy - Not specified Chemotherapy - Not specified Endocrine therapy - Not specified Radiotherapy - Not specified Surgery - Not specified Other - No concurrent investigational treatments


NCT ID:

NCT00019149


Primary Contact:

Study Chair
Mark C. Udey, MD, PhD
NCI - Dermatology Branch


Backup Contact:

N/A


Location Contact:

Bethesda, Maryland 20892
United States

Patient Recruitment
Phone: 888-NCI-1937

Site Status: Recruiting


Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 16, 2017

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