Funding for this research was provided by:
Bristol-Myers Squibb (contract number: 30942839)
Text and Data Mining valid from 2018-07-27
Received: 20 March 2018
Accepted: 22 June 2018
First Online: 27 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the ethics committee of the IRCCS San Martino Polyclinic of Genoa (protocol number 273-REG-2015). All SSc patients and HSs provided informed consent.
: Not applicable.
: MC has obtained research funds from BMS, Actelion, Celgene, Boehringer. The remaining authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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