Funding for this research was provided by:
Ministero della Salute (COVID-2020-12371617, FUR 2020 Department of Excellence 2018-2022)
Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (FUR 2020 Department of Excellence 2018-2022)
Received: 29 October 2021
Accepted: 17 December 2021
First Online: 8 January 2022
: Serum samples had been collected and stored in the University of Verona biobank (Ethics Committee approval prot. N. 1538) and in Tropica Biobank of the IRCCS Sacro Cuore Don Calabria Hospital (Ethics Committee approval prot. N. 50950). All participants signed informed consent.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.