Motion for debate: The development of ankylosis in ankylosing spondylitis is largely dependent on inflammation


  • Walter P. Maksymowych,

    1. Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research and University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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    • Dr. Maksymowych has received consulting fees, speaking fees, and/or honoraria from Abbott, Pfizer, Merck, Janssen, Eli Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Amgen (less than $10,000 each).

  • Dirk Elewaut,

    (In Support), Corresponding author
    1. Ghent University Hospital, Ghent, Belgium
    • Department of Rheumatology, Ghent University Hospital, De Pintelaan 185, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium
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  • Georg Schett

    (In Opposition), Corresponding author
    1. University of Erlangen–Nuremberg, Erlangen, Germany
    • Department of Internal Medicine 3 and Institute for Clinical Immunology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Krankenhausstrasse 12, D-91054 Erlangen, Germany
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