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Cutaneous Gamma/Delta T-cell Lymphoma During Treatment with Etanercept for Rheumatoid Arthritis

doi: 10.2340/00015555-0728


Lianne Koens, Nancy J. Senff, Maarten H. Vermeer, H. Karel Ronday, Rein Willemze and Patty M. Jansen


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    Volume 89, Issue 6

    DOI: 10.2340/00015555-0728

    Pages: 653-654

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