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Repeat syphilis has a different immune response compared with initial syphilis: an analysis of biomarker kinetics in two cohorts
  1. Chris Kenyon1,2,
  2. Achilleas Tsoumanis3,
  3. Kara Osbak1,
  4. Marjan Van Esbroeck3,
  5. Eric Florence3,
  6. Tania Crucitti3,
  7. Luc Kestens4,5
  1. 1 HIV/STI Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
  2. 2 Division of Infectious Diseases and HIV Medicine, University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
  3. 3 Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
  4. 4 Immunology Unit, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium
  5. 5 Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr Chris Kenyon, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, 2000 Antwerpen, Belgium; ckenyon{at}itg.be

Footnotes

  • CK and AT contributed equally.

  • Contributors CK conceptualised the study. CK and AT were responsible for the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data. AT, CK, KO, TC, LK and MVE played a role in writing, editing and approving the final version.

  • Funding This work was part of Project ID: 757003 funded by the Flemish Government -Department of Economy, Science & Innovation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Ethics Committee of the University Hospital Antwerp.

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

  • Correction notice This paper has been amended since it was published Online First. The last author’s surname (Kesten) should be spelt Kestens. This has now been corrected.

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Footnotes

  • CK and AT contributed equally.

  • Contributors CK conceptualised the study. CK and AT were responsible for the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of data. AT, CK, KO, TC, LK and MVE played a role in writing, editing and approving the final version.

  • Funding This work was part of Project ID: 757003 funded by the Flemish Government -Department of Economy, Science & Innovation.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Ethics approval Ethics Committee of the University Hospital Antwerp.

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

  • Correction notice This paper has been amended since it was published Online First. The last author’s surname (Kesten) should be spelt Kestens. This has now been corrected.

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