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Letter to the Editor

Desmoplastic Spitz Naevus Can Be Mistaken for Desmoplastic Malignant Melanoma and Dermatofibroma

doi: 10.2340/00015555-0936

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Melek Kesir Koc, Sibel Sudogan, Mukkades Kavala, Emek Kocaturk, Nesimi Büyükbabani, Sümeyye Altintas

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    Volume 91, Issue 1

    DOI: 10.2340/00015555-0936

    Pages: 74-75

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