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Comparison of autoantibody specificities tested by a line blot assay and immunoprecipitation-based algorithm in patients with idiopathic inflammatory myopathies

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  • Handling editor Josef S Smolen

  • Contributors Study concept and design: IEL, JR. Acquisition of data: JR, HS, TM, FE. Statistical analysis: FE. Analysis and interpretation of data, drafting manuscript and critical revision of manuscript: all authors.

  • Funding The Swedish Research Council and King Gustav V:th 80-year Foundation.

  • Competing interests IEL has received honoraria from Bristol Myers Squibb and MedImmune and is currentlyreceiving a research grant from Bristol Myers Squibb and from Astra Zeneca; and is a scientificadvisor for Bristol Myers Squibb, aTyr and IDERA.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval Our study had the permit for antibody analysis from the Ethics Committee in Stockholm, Sweden.

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