Conquering Diseases

Collection Of Skin, Blister Fluid And Blood To Study Autoimmune Diseases Of The Skin


Seeking children and adults with an autoimmune skin disease such as vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, alopecia areata, lupus, psoriasis, or scleroderma, and adult healthy volunteers willing to donate skin and blood for a study of autoimmune diseases of the skin.


Participants will be asked to answer a questionnaire, have their skin photographed, and provide blood and skin samples. Some participants may be asked to return at a later date for a blood draw.

What we're hoping for

We are studying autoimmune diseases of the skin and are collecting skin and blood samples from people ages 6 and older who have an autoimmune disease or adult health volunteers.

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 Principal Investigator

John E Harris, MD, PhD

University of Massachusetts Medical School

 Study Contact

Dermatology  Research



UMMS University Campus

55 Lake Ave North 

Worcester,MA 01655