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Edited by: Ewelina Anna Knapska, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology (PAS), Poland

Reviewed by: Piotr Jerzy Durka, University of Warsaw, Poland

†These authors have contributed equally to this work and share first authorship

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In the original article, there was a mistake in the legend for Table 5 as published. “

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In the original article, there was a mistake in

Pooled estimate for the probability of positive response to a single examination given by an MCS patient in theory.

1 | _{1} |
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2 | _{2} |
_{1} |
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3 | _{3} |
_{1} − _{2} |
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… | … | … | … | … |

_{i} |
_{1} − … − _{i−1} |

In the original article, there was a mistake in

Estimation for a total number of MCS patients and their probability of giving positive response to a single examination.

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1 | _{1} |
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2 | _{2} |
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3 | _{3} |
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In the original article, there was a mistake in

The data collected from the 13 rounds of successive examinations.

_{1} |
_{2} |
_{3} |
_{4} |
_{5} |
_{6} |
_{7} |
_{8} |
_{9} |
_{10} |
_{11} |
_{12} |
_{13} |
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TBI | 30 | 3 | 3 | 2 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 38 | 12 | 50 |

NTBI | 29 | 3 | 2 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 0 | 35 | 15 | 50 |

In the original article, there was some errors.

Since both of _{1}/

and

Denote their solutions of

and

These formulas have been summarized in

A correction has been made to

A correction has been made to

A correction has been made to

After completing the first 2 rounds of examinations we obtained the numbers of MCSs giving positive response _{1} = 30 and _{2} = 3, using the formulas in the second row of

Since

the examination should be kept on going, and might be ended at the 5-th round; and the total number of MCS patients in this group of DOCs might be around 34.

After completing the 3rd round, we obtained _{3} = 3, and

Since

the examination should be kept on going, and might be ended at the 5-th round; and the total number of MCS patients in this group of DOCs might be around 35.

After completing the 4-th round, we obtained _{4} = 2, and

Since

the examination should be kept on going, and might be ended at the 6-th round, and the total number of MCS patients in this group of DOCs might be around 37.

After completing the 5-th round, we obtained _{5} = 0, and

Since

the examination should be kept on going, and perhaps ended at the 6-th round; and the total number of MCS patients in this group of DOCs might be around 37.

After completing the 6-th round, we obtained _{6} = 0, and

Since

the examination could be ended at this round

And up to this round, the total number of MCS patients had been detected in the group of DOCs was

A correction has been made to

After completing the first two rounds of examination we obtained the numbers of MCSs giving positive response _{1} = 29 and _{2} = 3, using the formulas in the second row of

Since

the examination should be kept on going, and might be ended at the 5-th round; and the total number of MCS patients in this group of DOCs might be 33.

After completing the 3rd round, we obtained _{3} = 2, and

Since

the examination should be kept on going, and might be ended at the 5-th round; and the total number of MCS patients in this group of DOCs might be 34.

After completing the 4-th round, we obtained _{4} = 1, and

Since

the examination could be ended at 5-th round; and the total number of MCS patients in this group of DOCs might be 35.

After completing the 5-th round, we obtained _{5} = 0, and

Since

the examination could be ended at this round

The authors apologize for the errors and state that this does not change the scientific conclusions of the article in any way. The original article has been updated.

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