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Funding Health and Labor Sciences Research Grants (Research on Intractable Diseases) from the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan, and the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
Competing interests None.
Patient consent This study was performed in accordance with the tenets set forth in the Declaration of Helsinki and written informed consent was obtained from the patient prior to involvement in the study.
Ethics approval Ethics approval was provided by the Institute Review Board (IRB) of Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.