About the Authors

Gaby Schoch

Affiliation Institute of Neuropathology, University Hospital of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Harald Seeger

Affiliation Institute of Neuropathology, University Hospital of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Julien Bogousslavsky

Affiliation Department of Neurology and Division of Neuropathology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

Markus Tolnay

Affiliation Institute of Pathology, Department of Neuropathology, University Hospital Basel, Basel, Switzerland

Robert Charles Janzer

Affiliation Department of Neurology and Division of Neuropathology, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Vaudois, Lausanne, Switzerland

Adriano Aguzzi

Affiliation Institute of Neuropathology, University Hospital of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Markus Glatzel

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: m.glatzel@uke.uni-hamburg.de

Address ¤ Current address: Institute of Neuropathology, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany

Affiliation Institute of Neuropathology, University Hospital of Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

GS, HS, AA, and MG analyzed the data. HS, JB, MT, and RCJ enrolled patients. AA and MG designed the study. GS, HS, MT, RCJ, AA, and MG contributed to writing the paper.