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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Autoimmunity in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Principal Investigator:

Robert H. Scofield

Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Congressional District Code: 5
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: April 2020 - March 2024
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $274,345
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common problem in humans exposed to traumatic situations with combat US Armed Services personnel having a risk of up to 25%. Thus, PTSD is a major medical problem for the medical system of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Patients with PTSD carry risk of other medical problems, including systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune thyroid disease, and multiple sclerosis. In addition, abnormally high numbers of Th17 T cells are foun...

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