Funding for this research was provided by:
Smith, Kline and French
Received: 13 February 2020
Accepted: 7 August 2020
First Online: 25 September 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The PLUS Study was in compliance with the Declaration of Helsinki and approved by the local medical ethical board. All patients included in the PLUS Study or in the biobank (DC-2012-1704) of SLE patients had provided written informed consent. According to French regulations, written informed consent was not required for blood samples collected in the 33 patients followed in daily clinical practice.
: Not applicable
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.