Markus Brückner, Philipp Lenz, Marcus M Mücke, Dominik Bettenworth, Department of Medicine B, University Hospital of Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, D-48149 Münster, Germany
Faekah Gohar, Department of Paediatric Rheumatology and Immunology, University Hospital of Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, D-48149 Münster, Germany
Peter Willeke, Department of Medicine D, University Hospital of Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, D-48149 Münster, Germany
Dirk Domagk, Department of Medicine I, Josephs-Hospital Warendorf, Academic Teaching Hospital, University of Münster, Am Krankenhaus 2, D-48231 Warendorf, Germany
Author contributions: Brückner M and Lenz P contributed equally to this work; Brückner M, Lenz P and Bettenworth D contributed to the article design, literature search, manuscript writing and final revision of the article; Mücke MM, Gohar F, Willeke P and Domagk D contributed to manuscript writing and final revision of the article; and Gohar F proofread the final revision.
Supported by The European Union Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development (FP 7) grant EUTRAIN (European Translational Training for Autoimmunity and Immune Manipulation Network, No. 289903 to Gohar F.
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Correspondence to: Markus Brückner, MD, Department of Medicine B, University Hospital of Münster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, D-48149 Münster, Germany. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: April 29, 2015
Peer-review started: May 12, 2015
First decision: August 26, 2015
Revised: September 9, 2015
Accepted: November 13, 2015
Article in press: November 13, 2015
Published online: January 21, 2016