A Case of Linear Atrophoderma of Moulin

Published on Sep 1, 1996in Journal of Dermatology3.072
· DOI :10.1111/j.1346-8138.1996.tb02676.x
Ralph P. Braun37
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Jean-Hilaire Saurat58
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