Funding for this research was provided by:
King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (Funding: KACST Research Grant (Project No. AT-34-431(.)
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Received: 21 October 2019
Accepted: 19 December 2019
First Online: 9 January 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was submitted to and approved by the institutional ethics committee and IRB committee in King Abdulla Medical City (KAMC). The IRB number is 14-105. The institutional IRB is registered at the national Biomedical Ethics Committee, King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology on 14-07-1433H, (Registration number, H-0-2-K-001).A written informed consent was obtained from adolescents more than 16 years and from parents of contacts of patients less than 16 years.
: Consent for publication was signed by all patients. Also, we got consent from contacts included in the study, either from contacts more than 12 years themselves after verbal approval from their parents or from parents of contacts less than 12 years of age. This included an agreement for publication of their data regarding age, gender, household relatives, and radiation exposure figures, providing complete confidentiality regarding the name and address of included patients or contacts.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.