Dissecting the great ophthalmic masquerade: The Global Giant Cell Arteritis Genomics Consortium. [ 2014 - 2016 ]

Also known as: The Global Giant Cell Arteritis Genomics Consortium.

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Researchers: A/Pr Alex Hewitt (Principal investigator) ,  A/Pr Penelope Mckelvie A/Pr Tony Merriman Prof Ann Morgan Prof Catherine Hill
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Brief description Giant cell arteritis (GCA) is the most common form of vasculitis in people over 50 years of age. If untreated it can cause catastrophic complications including blindness, though this can be prevented if treated early. Although there is clear evidence for a role of genetic factors in GCA, these have been little studied. We have established an Australian-led International consortium, with clinical, basic science and statistical expertise to thoroughly investigate this devastating disease.

Funding Amount $AUD 583,269.55

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Notes Standard Project Grant

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