Funding for this research was provided by:
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (14-BIO2221-20, 14-MED2007-20, 11-BIO2072-20, 11-MED1439-20)
Received: 13 September 2017
Accepted: 3 January 2018
First Online: 25 January 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The patients were ascertained under Kind Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center’s institutionally approved IRB protocols (KFSHRC’s Research Advisory Council Committees including Basic Research Committee and Research Ethics Committee: RAC# 2040042, 2030046, 2120022, 2080032). Before the sample collection, the patients and/or parents (legal guardians) signed the written informed consents.
: Informed written consents were obtained from the patients. See ethics approval. Copy of the signed consent forms is available upon request.
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