Received: 22 May 2021
Accepted: 29 August 2021
First Online: 30 October 2021
: All protocols related to data acquisition and tissue processing were approved by the Research Ethics Committees of the University of São Paulo Medical School (Process number: 740/09) and by the Brazilian National Commission of Research Ethics (CONEP, ID 540/09). The study was conducted in accordance with the Declaration of Helsinki. Written informed consent for patients and controls to participate in the study was given by the family member or close caregiver as Legally Authorized Representative (LAR), which also informed consent for their own participating in the study, interview and questionnaire.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare no conflict of interest.