What will happen in the study?
We will collect information from your medical record, including things like your diagnosis, age, gender, race, symptoms, treatments, and neurological or behavioral tests.
You will be asked to provide a sample of blood (up to 3 tablespoons), which will either be drawn from a vein in your arm or from a catheter tube. This blood sample will be taken up to three times during the course of the study: (1) at the time of study enrollment, (2) at the time of neurological symptoms, and (3) after neurological symptoms have calmed down. Each blood draw will take approximately 15 minutes.
What are the bad things that can happen from this research?
You may experience some discomfort when undergoing the blood draw. Drawing blood may cause temporary discomfort from the needle stick, bruising, infection, and fainting.
Additionally, participating in research studies involves a risk to loss of privacy, but the information collected about you will be handled as confidentially as possible.