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High prevalence of small- and large-fiber neuropathy in a prospective cohort of patients with moderate to severe chronic GvHD

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Statistical analyses were performed by Assist Professor Milan Milosevic MD PhD, University of Zagreb School of Medicine. We show our gratitude to Dina Ljubas, Ljubica Rajic, Nadira Durakovic, Zinaida Peric, Davorka Dusek, Ines Bojanic, Magdalena Grce, Drago Batinic, Renata Zadro, Igor Petricek, Tamara Vukic, Ema Prenc and Iva Ozana Prah for their valuable work and collaboration in this multidisciplinary team. The opinions expressed here are those of the authors and do not represent the official position of the NIH or the US Government. All patients or their parents (for paediatric patients) signed informed consent approved by ethical committees of the University Hospital Centre and Medical School University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia. This work is funded by the Unity Through Knowledge Fund project entitled ‘Clinical and biological factors determining severity and activity of chronic GvHD after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation’. In part support is also provided by the Center for Cancer Reserach, the intramural program of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, USA.

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Ervina B, SZP, RV, LD and DN contributed to the conception and design of the work. Ervina B, VD, LD, DP, MMS, RC, TKP, Ernest B, MB, RSS, IA, OM and RV contributed to acquisition and analysis of the data. Ervina B, VD, LD, DP, Ernest B, MB, LMC, MMS, RC, TKP, IA, RV, DN and SZP contributed to interpretation of the data. The manuscript was drafted by Ervina B, VD, Ernest B, DP and LMC. All authors revised the work critically for important intellectual content, approved final version of the manuscript and agreed to be accountable for all aspects of the work.

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Bilic, E., Delimar, V., Desnica, L. et al. High prevalence of small- and large-fiber neuropathy in a prospective cohort of patients with moderate to severe chronic GvHD. Bone Marrow Transplant 51, 1513–1517 (2016).

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