Accepted for Publication: January 15, 2013.
Published Online: June 17, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2013.143.
Acquisition of data: All authors.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Krogias, Müller, Schneider-Gold, and
Drafting of the manuscript: Krogias and Schneider-Gold.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All
Administrative, technical, and material support: All authors.
Study supervision: Krogias and Gold.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Gold has
received consultation fees and speaker’s honoraria from Bayer Schering, Biogen Idec, Merck
Serono, Novartis, sanofi-aventis, Teva, and Roche and has received grant support from Bayer
Schering, Biogen Idec, Merck Serono, sanofi-aventis, and Teva.
Additional Contributions: Christian G. Bien, MD, Epilepsy Center Bethel, Bielefeld,
Germany, performed antibody titer analysis in his laboratory and provided valuable comments on the