Funding for this research was provided by:
Institute for Maternal and Child Health - IRCCS Burlo Garofolo (RC#24/2017)
Fondazione Telethon (GGP15241)
Research and Healthcare Foundation (FAEPA) of the Clinical Hospital at the University of São Paulo (351/2019)
Received: 4 September 2019
Accepted: 25 March 2020
First Online: 25 April 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study is part of the IRCCS Burlo Garofolo project RC #24/2017, approved by the Institutional Review Board and by Friuli Venezia Giulia Independent Ethical Committee. Collection of samples was done after obtaining the signed informed consent by the patients’ parents/guardians in the project “Comparison of the Genomic Profile of Children and Adult Onset SLE Patients approved by Clinical Hospital of Ribeirão Preto Medical School and Federal University of Pernambuco Research Ethics Committees (CAAE 50139415.8.0000.5208).
: The study is approved by the Institutional Review Board and by Friuli Venezia Giulia Independent Ethical Committee, and it does not contain patients’ personal data.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.