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Response to: ‘Smoking paradox in the development of psoriatic arthritis among patients with psoriasis’ by Lee and Song
  1. Uyen-Sa D T Nguyen1,2,
  2. Yuqing Zhang2,3,
  3. Hyon K Choi4
  1. 1 Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  2. 2 Medicine, Clin Epi Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  3. 3 Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  4. 4 Department of Rheumatology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Uyen-Sa D T Nguyen, Orthopedics and Physical Rehabilitation, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA; uyensa.nguyen{at}umassmed.edu

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We thank Lee and Song1 for their interest in our extended report on the smoking paradox in the development of psoriatic arthritis among patients with psoriasis.2 Please note that the point of our paper was indeed to demonstrate how …

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  • Handling editor Josef S Smolen

  • Contributors Drafting of authors‘ response letter, critical review and final approval: all authors.

  • Funding This study was funded by NIH-NIAMS, NIH K01AR064351, NIH R21AR068493 and Rheumatology Research Foundation Innovative Research Award.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval IRB at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Boston University School of Medicine.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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