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Slowly progressive non-neoplastic autoimmune-like retinopathy.

Summary of "Slowly progressive non-neoplastic autoimmune-like retinopathy."

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Department of Ophthalmology, Matsumoto Dental University, 1780 Gobara, Hirooka, Shiojiri, 399-0781, Nagano, Japan, ohta@po.mdu.ac.jp.

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Name: Graefe's archive for clinical and experimental ophthalmology = Albrecht von Graefes Archiv fur klinische und experimentelle Opht
ISSN: 1435-702X
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