Recruiting volunteers for study on Lyme disease during pregnancy
Children’s National Hospital in Washington DC is looking for pregnant volunteers who have been diagnosed with Lyme disease during their current pregnancy or who have been diagnosed with Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome (PTLDS) or chronic Lyme within the past three years.
Dr. Sarah Mulkey and the research team at Children’s National are conducting a pilot study to learn about how Lyme disease exposure during pregnancy impacts babies’ brain growth and neurodevelopment.
You may be eligible if you are CURRENTLY pregnant and either (1) have been diagnosed with Lyme disease during your current pregnancy, OR (2) have been diagnosed with Lyme disease between six months and three years ago AND currently have active symptoms clinically attributed to post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS) or chronic Lyme.
If you join this study, we will collect information about you during and after pregnancy and monitor your baby’s development. The study includes questionnaires, one fetal MRI and ultrasound, one infant MRI and ultrasound, two in-person neurology evaluations, and two blood draws at no cost to you. You will have the opportunity to learn from a neurologist about your child’s brain and development after each study visit.
You will be paid for your time at each study visit.
Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the Clinical Trials Network supported by the Steven and Alexandra Cohen Foundation.
SOURCE: Children’s National Hospital