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Characterisation of the nasal microbiota in granulomatosis with polyangiitis
  1. Rennie L Rhee1,
  2. Antoine G Sreih1,
  3. Catherine E Najem1,
  4. Peter C Grayson2,
  5. Chunyu Zhao3,
  6. Kyle Bittinger3,
  7. Ronald G Collman4,
  8. Peter A Merkel5
  1. 1 Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  2. 2 Vasculitis Translational Research Program, National Institutes of of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
  3. 3 Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  4. 4 Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  5. 5 Division of Rheumatology and the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Informatics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rennie L Rhee, Division of Rheumatology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA; rennie.rhee{at}uphs.upenn.edu

Footnotes

  • Handling editor Josef S Smolen

  • Funding This work was supported by the CHOP Microbiome Center, the sequencing core of the PennCHOP Microbiome Center, and by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under award K23-AR071514.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Institutional Review Board of the University of Pennsylvania.

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

  • Data sharing statement All sequence data related to this study are available from the United States National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Sequence Read Archive under accession number SRP149341.

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Footnotes

  • Handling editor Josef S Smolen

  • Funding This work was supported by the CHOP Microbiome Center, the sequencing core of the PennCHOP Microbiome Center, and by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under award K23-AR071514.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Ethics approval Institutional Review Board of the University of Pennsylvania.

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

  • Data sharing statement All sequence data related to this study are available from the United States National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) Sequence Read Archive under accession number SRP149341.

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