Funding for this research was provided by:
This work was supported by funding from Arthritis Super speciality center Hubli, Karnataka, India.
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Received: 8 August 2018
Accepted: 16 October 2018
First Online: 13 November 2018
Compliance with ethical standards
: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. The current study protocol was approved by SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Institutional Ethical Board (Approval No. 0507, 2015–2016).
: Even though spare samples were used for the study, informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.