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Infant Allergy Study

Research Question:
How does the development of the infant immune system differ in populations with allergic diseases as compared to those without allergic diseases?

Basic Study Information

Purpose:
The purpose of this study is to provide new knowledge about the development of infant immunity, and set the groundwork for future studies in the prevention of allergic diseases in childhood. We can study the difference between populations with allergic diseases and those without allergic diseases by comparing breast milk, saliva, blood, skin swab, nasal swab, urine, and stool samples. Eligibility: You need to be 18 years or older, healthy, and pregnant. If you have allergies, such as hay fever, asthma, eczema, or food allergies in the family (you, your partner, or another child), then you may qualify for this study.

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital
Study Reference #: STUDY00001104

Lead Researcher (Principal Investigator)

Lead Researcher:  Kirsi Jarvinen-seppo

Study Contact Information

Study Coordinator: Miranda Klein
Phone: (585) 257-4640
Email: InfantAllergyStudy@urmc.rochester.edu

Additional Study Details

Study Details:
This is a 2-year study for mothers and their newborns where we will be collecting surveys and samples (stool, saliva, blood, etc.).

Number of Visits:  6 to 10
Parking:  Reimbursed
Transportation Coverage:  No
Reimbursement:  Yes

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