About the Authors

Ole S. Søgaard

olesoega@rm.dk

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark

Nicolai Lohse

Affiliation Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

Jan Gerstoft

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Gitte Kronborg

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases, Copenhagen University Hospital, Hvidovre, Denmark

Lars Østergaard

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University Hospital, Skejby, Denmark

Court Pedersen

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases, Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark

Gitte Pedersen

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases, Aarhus University Hospital, Aalborg, Denmark

Henrik Toft Sørensen

Affiliation Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

Niels Obel

Affiliation Department of Infectious Diseases, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

Competing Interests

Niels Obel has received research funding from Roche, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merck Sharp & Dohme, GlaxoSmithKline, Abbott, Boehringer Ingelheim, Janssen-Cilag and Swedish Orphan. Jan Gerstoft has received research funding from Abbott, Roche, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Merk Sharp & Dohme, Pharmasia, GlaxoSmithKline, Swedish Orphan and Boehringer Ingelheim. Ole S. Søgaard, Nicolai Lohse, Gitte Kronborg, Lars Østergaard, Court Pedersen, Gitte Pedersen, Henrik Toft Sørensen have reported no conflicts of interest.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: OSS NL HS NO. Performed the experiments: OSS. Analyzed the data: OSS NL HS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: OSS JG GK L CP GP NO. Wrote the paper: OSS NL JG GK L CP GP HS NO.