About the Authors

Sandhya C. Nair

sandyn26@gmail.com

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Johannes W. G. Jacobs

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Marije F. Bakker

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Z. Nazira Jahangier

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology, Tergooi hospital, Hilversum, The Netherlands

Johannes W. J. Bijlsma

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Jacobs M. van Laar

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Floris P. J. G. Lafeber

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Paco M. J. Welsing

Affiliation Department of Rheumatology & Clinical Immunology, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht Arthritis Cohort Study Group

Complete membership statement of the Utrecht arthritis Cohort study group can be found in the acknowledgment section.

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SCN FPJGL PMJW. Performed the experiments: SCN PMJW. Analyzed the data: SCN PMJW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SCN FPJGL PMJW. Wrote the paper: SCN JWGJ MFB ZNJ JWJB JMvL FPJGL PMJW.