Funding for this research was provided by:
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JP18KK0248, JP19H01080, JP18K15139)
Received: 12 January 2022
Accepted: 9 August 2022
First Online: 1 September 2022
: The study was approved by the Kenyatta National Hospital/University of Nairobi-Ethics and Research Committee in Kenya (registration number: P609/10/2014), and Osaka City University Institutional Review Board (registration number: 3206) and performed in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulations. Informed consent was obtained from all study participants at enrolment.
: Not applicable.
: This study was partially supported by the research grant from Sysmex Corporation.