Authors’ addresses: Parsotam R. Hira and Jamshaid Iqbal, Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, Kuwait University, Kuwait City, Kuwait, E-mail:
Acknowledgments: We thank the physicians in the District General Hospitals for referring the patients to us.
Financial support: This study was supported by the Office of the Vice-President for Research, Kuwait University (grants MI 015, MI 06/01, and MI 054) and the Kuwait Foundation for Advancement of Sciences (KFAS 84-07-01).
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