Hereditary Pancreatitis Study

Joint Adult-Pediatric Genetic Linkage Study for Hereditary Pancreatitis

Protocol Description

This project entails development of a database, also called a research registry, for the purpose of investigating the genetic factors that increase the risk for pancreatitis and factors that are linked with complications. Hereditary pancreatitis is a disease of the pancreas that starts as early as 2 years of age, with a median age of onset of 10 years.

Eligibility Criteria

Subject to certain exclusion criteria, this study is open to individuals of both genders who were diagnosed with pancreatitis before the age of 20 as well as patients with a suspected or unknown history of pancreatitis and their related family members.
Males: Ages 2 to adult
Females: Ages 2 to adult

Participants will have blood drawn or provide a saliva sample and complete a questionnaire.
Visits: 1
Duration: Not applicable

Status: Open for Enrollment

Source(s) of Support
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Additional Resources
Study description at National Institutes of Health

Primary Investigator(s)

Mark Lowe, MD, PhD

Contact Information

For information or to enroll, please contact:
Elena Infante, MS, CGC
1-888-PITT-DNA (1-888-748-8362)

Last Update
March 13, 2014
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Last Update
March 13, 2014