Successful Therapeutic Use of Targeted Narrow-band Ultraviolet B Therapy for Refractory Hailey-Hailey Disease.
Summary of "Successful Therapeutic Use of Targeted Narrow-band Ultraviolet B Therapy for Refractory Hailey-Hailey Disease."
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Department of Dermatology, Okayama University Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Okayama 700-8558, Japan. E-mail: email@example.com.
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Name: Acta dermato-venereologica
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22735754
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2340/00015555-1390
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
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Anemia, Refractory, With Excess Of Blasts
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