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Lymphopaenia as a predictor of sarcoidosis in patients with a first episode of uveitis
  1. Fahriye Groen-Hakan1,
  2. Laura Eurelings2,
  3. Aniki Rothova1,
  4. Jan van Laar2,3
  1. 1 Department of Ophthalmology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  2. 2 Department of Internal Medicine, Section Clinical Immunology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  3. 3 Department of Immunology, Laboratory Medical Immunology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  1. Correspondence to Dr Fahriye Groen-Hakan, Department of Ophthalmology, Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam 3015 , The Netherlands; f.groen{at}erasmusmc.nl

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  • FG-H and LE are joint first authors.

  • Contributors Design of the study (FG-H and AR), conducting the study, data collection, data management (FG), data analysis, interpretation of the data and preparation, review of the manuscript (FG-H, AR and JvL). FG-H and LE contributed equally to this manuscript and should be considered first authors.

  • Funding This study was in part financially supported by AbbVie, The Netherlands.

  • Disclaimer The sponsor had no role in study design, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data nor in the writing of the report and in the decision to submit the article for publication.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval The Erasmus Medical Centrel Medical Ethics Committee reviewed and approved the biobanking protocol and associated procedures this study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Data are available on request from the corresponding author: f.groen@erasmusmc.nl.

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Footnotes

  • FG-H and LE are joint first authors.

  • Contributors Design of the study (FG-H and AR), conducting the study, data collection, data management (FG), data analysis, interpretation of the data and preparation, review of the manuscript (FG-H, AR and JvL). FG-H and LE contributed equally to this manuscript and should be considered first authors.

  • Funding This study was in part financially supported by AbbVie, The Netherlands.

  • Disclaimer The sponsor had no role in study design, in the collection, analysis and interpretation of data nor in the writing of the report and in the decision to submit the article for publication.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Ethics approval The Erasmus Medical Centrel Medical Ethics Committee reviewed and approved the biobanking protocol and associated procedures this study.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement Data are available on request from the corresponding author: f.groen@erasmusmc.nl.

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