Selected Publications

Haslbauer JD, Wiegand C, Hamelin B, Ivanova VS, Menter T, Savic Prince S, Tzankov A, Mertz KD. Two cases suggest Tropheryma whipplei as a causative agent of pulmonary marginal zone lymphoma. Preprint 2024, doi:

Nienhold R, Mensah N, Frank A, Graber A, Koike J, Schwab N, Hernach C, Zsikla V, Willi N, Graf S, Junt T, Mertz KD. Unbiased screen for pathogens in human paraffin-embedded tissue samples by whole genome sequencing and metagenomics. Front Cell Infect Microbiol 2022 Sept 20; Sec. Microbiome in Health and Disease; doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2022.968135

Schwab N, Nienhold R, Henkel M, Baschong A, Graber A, Frank A, Mensah N, Koike J, Hernach C, Sachs M, Daun T, Zsikla V, Willi N, Junt T, Mertz KD. COVID-19 autopsies reveal underreporting of SARS-CoV-2 infection and scarcity of co-infections. Front Med 2022 Apr 14; doi: 10.3389/fmed.2022.868954

Nienhold R, Ciani Y, Koelzer VH, Tzankov A, Haslbauer JD, Menter T, Schwab N, Henkel M, Frank A, Zsikla V, Niels Willi N, Kempf W, Hoyler T, Barbareschi M, Moch H, Tolnay M, Cathomas G, Demichelis F, Junt T, Mertz KD. Two distinct immunopathological profiles in autopsy lungs of COVID-19. Nature Communications 2020 Oct 8; 11(1):5086. doi: 10.1038/s41467-020-18854-2

Menter T, Haslbauer JD, Nienhold R, Savic S, Hopfer H, Deigendesch N, Frank S, Turek D, Willi N, Pargger H, Bassetti S, Leuppi JD, Cathomas G, Tolnay M, Mertz KD, Tzankov A. Postmortem examination of COVID19 patients reveals diffuse alveolar damage with severe capillary congestion and variegated findings of lungs and other organs suggesting vascular dysfunction. Histopathology 2020 Aug;77(2):198-209. doi: 10.1111/his.14134

Koelzer VH, Rothschild SI, Zihler D, Wicki A, Willi B, Willi N, Voegeli M, Cathomas G, Zippelius A, Mertz KD. Systemic inflammation in a melanoma patient treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors – an autopsy study. Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer 2016 Mar 15;4:13 doi: 10.1186/s40425-016-0117-1

Kempf W, Zollinger T, Sachs M, Ullmer E, Cathomas G, Dirnhofer S, Mertz KD. Granulomas are a source of interleukin-33 expression in pulmonary and extrapulmonary sarcoidosis. Human Pathology 2014 Nov;45(11):2202-10 Mertz KD, Junt T, Schmid M, Pfaltz M, Kempf W. Inflammatory monocytes are a reservoir for Merkel cell polyomavirus. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2010 Apr;130(4):1146-51