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First-line Combination Therapy with Rituximab and Corticosteroids is Effective and Safe for Pemphigus

doi: 10.2340/00015555-1746

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Yung-Tsu Cho, Fang-Yu Lee, Chia-Yu Chu, Li-Fang Wang
Department of Dermatology, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, 15 F, No.7, Chung-Shan S. Rd., Taipei 10002, Taiwan

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