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Eumycetoma on the Foot Caused by Madurella mycetomatis: Amputation After Significant Worsening During Pregnancy
Felipe Maurício Soeiro Sampaio, Maria Clara Gutierrez Galhardo , Rodrigo De Farias Cardoso , Janice Mary Chicarino de Oliveira Coelho, Marcelo Rosandiski Lyra, Antonio Carlos Francesconi do Valle
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Pages: 374-375
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Polycystic Kidney Disease with Steatocystoma Multiplex: Evidences for a Disruptive Effect of Mutated Polycystin-1 on Keratin 17 Polymerisation
Kozo Yoneda, Kozo Nakai, Toshio Demitsu, Yasuo Kubota
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Pages: 353-354
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COMMENTARY
Mycetoma, Mycoses and Pregnancy
Roderick J. Hay
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Pages: 259-260
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COMMENTARY
Mycetoma, Mycoses and Pregnancy
Roderick J. Hay
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Pages: 259-260
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SPECIAL REPORT
Paraneoplastic Itch: An Expert Position Statement from the Special Interest Group (SIG) of the International Forum on the Study of Itch (IFSI)
Elke Weisshaar, Melanie Weiss, Thomas Mettang, Gil Yosipovitch, Zbigniew Zylicz
In clinical practice, the term “paraneoplastic itch” is used to describe itch in patients with cancer. Patients with hematological or solid tumor malignancies can be affected. In general, paraneoplastic itch is considered a rare disorder. However, paraneoplastic itch in hematological malignancies such as polycythemia vera and lymphoma are relatively frequent while other forms of paraneoplastic ...
Pages: 261-265
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SPECIAL REPORT
Facing the Challenges of Chronic Pruritus: A Report From a Multi-disciplinary Medical Itch Centre in Germany
Sonja Ständer, Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Astrid Stumpf, Fleur Fritz, Bettina Pfleiderer, Anika Ritzkat, Philipp Bruland, Tobias Lotts, Carsten Müller-Tidow, Gereon Heuft, Hermann-Joseph Pavenstädt, Gudrun Schneider, Hugo Van Aken, Walter Heindel, Heinz Wiendl, Martin Dugas, Thomas A. Luger
The complex nature and difficult-to-establish aetiology of chronic pruritus (CP) makes it challenging to provide medical care for patients with CP. This challenge can only be met with a multidisciplinary approach. The first multidisciplinary Itch Centre in Germany was established at the University of Münster in 2002 to meet the needs of this patient population. More than 2,500 outpatients and 400 ...
Pages: 266-271
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Bacteria Aerosol Spread and Wound Bacteria Reduction with Different Methods for Wound Debridement in an Animal Model
Henrik H. Sönnergren, Sam Polesie, Louise Strömbeck, Frank Aldenborg, Bengt R. Johansson, Jan Faergemann
Debridement is essential in wound treatment to remove necrotic tissue and wound bacteria but may lead to bacteria spread by aerosolization. This study investigated the wound bacterial reduction and bacterial transmission induced by debridement using curette, plasma-mediated bipolar radiofrequency ablation (Coblation®) or hydrodebridement (Versajet®). Full thickness dermal wounds in porcine joint ...
Pages: 272-277
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Temperature Thresholds in Assessment of the Clinical Course of Acquired Cold Contact Urticaria: A Prospective Observational One-year Study
M. Estela Martinez-Escala, Laia Curto-Barredo, Lluïsa Carnero, Ramon M. Pujol, Ana M. Giménez-Arnau
Cold contact urticaria is the second most common subtype of physical urticaria. Cold stimulation standardized tests are mandatory to confirm the diagnosis. The aim of this study is to define the utility of determining thresholds (critical time and temperature) in assessment of the clinical course of typical acquired cold contact urticaria. Nineteen adult patients (10 women and 9 men; mean age 45 y ...
Pages: 278-282
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Il-31 Does not Correlate to Pruritus Related to Early Stage Cutaneous T-cell Lymphomas but is Involved in Pathogenesis of the Disease
Marta Malek, Jolanta Gleń, Krzysztof Rębała, Anna Kowalczyk, Michal Sobjanek, Roman Nowicki, Katarzyna Ruckemann-Dziurdzińska, Małgorzata Sokołowska-Wojdyło
Mycosis fungoides (MF) and Sézary syndrome (SS) belong to the group of primary cutaneous T-cell lymphomas (CTCL). Regardless of the stage of the disease, patients with MF and SS can suffer from chronic pruritus. The aim of the study was to investigate the correlation between the interleukin 31 (IL-31) serum level, the degree of pruritus and CTCL severity; and to compare the frequency of IL-31 gen ...
Pages: 283-288
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Cutaneous Sensory Function is Not Related to Depression and Anxiety in Patients with Chronic Pruritus with Dysesthetic Subqualities
Gudrun Schneider, Esther Pogatzki-Zahn, Martin Marziniak, Astrid Stumpf, Sonja Ständer
The objective of this study was to examine the subgroup of patients with chronic pruritus with dysesthetic subqualities for the presence of psychiatric comorbidities and to evaluate whether anxiety and depression make a difference in perception of somatosensory stimuli in quantitative sensory testing (QST). Forty-nine patients underwent routine diagnostics, a standardised QST testing battery, a ps ...
Pages: 289-293
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
A Statistical Model to Predict the Reduction of Lichenification in Atopic Dermatitis
Eltjo J. Glazenburg, Paul G.H. Mulder, Arnold P. Oranje
Acute symptoms of atopic dermatitis (AD), such as erythema, oedema/papulations and excoriations, respond quickly to topical corticosteroid treatment. Conversely, lichenification is regarded as a troublesome non-acute symptom of chronic AD which can take months of treatment before any improvement is seen. However, very little data actually support this opinion. Here, we analyse lichenification scor ...
Pages: 294-297
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Hand Eczema and Use of Snus (Moist Snuff) – a Population-based Study
Karin Wrangsjö, Magnus Alderling, Gunborg Lindahl, Birgitta Meding
A possible association between use of snus (Swedish moist snuff) and hand eczema was studied. 27,466 individuals responded to questions regarding hand eczema, tobacco use and other life style factors in a Swedish Public Health Survey in 2006, response rate 58%. Of these persons, 12.2% reported daily snus use (men 22.0%, women 4.3%), 15.5% daily smoking (men 14.4%, women 16.5%). Of snus users 7.5 % ...
Pages: 298-302
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INVESTIGATIVE REPORT
Mobile Teledermatology is a Valid Method to Estimate Prevalence of Melanocytic Naevi in Children
Maria A. Karlsson, Bernt Lindelöf, Carl-Fredrik Wahlgren, Kerstin Wiklund, Ylva Rodvall
The prevalence of melanocytic naevi in children correlates with sun exposure and may serve as an objective population risk indicator of future melanoma incidence. The aim was to investigate if mobile teledermatology could offer a valid methodology compared with standard manual, face-to-face counting of naevi on the back of children. Ninety-seven children aged 7–16 years were enrolled. One dermat ...
Pages: 303-306
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CLINICAL REPORT
A Retrospective Consecutive Case-series Study on The Effect of Systemic Treatment, Length of Admission Time, and Co-morbidities in 98 Bullous Pemphigoid Patients Admitted to a Tertiary Centre
Line Kibsgaard, Bjørn Bay, Mette Deleuran, Christian Vestergaard
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) is a common blistering disease caused by antibodies directed against hemi-desmosomal proteins BPAG1 and BPAG2. The disease is characterised by intense pruritus and blistering of the skin. The systemic treatment with the highest level of evidence for BP is systemic glucocorticoids. However, since the disease often occurs in the elderly patients, and since the most common co- ...
Pages: 307-311
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CLINICAL REPORT
Quality of Life and Emotional State in Chronic Skin Disease
Ene Pärna, Anu Aluoja, Külli Kingo
The aim of this study was to evaluate the associations between chronic inflammatory skin conditions and patients’ emotional state and quality of life. The following self-rated questionnaires were used: Emotional State Questionnaire, a self-report scale assessing depression and anxiety symptoms; Dermatology Life Quality Index (DLQI); and RAND-36, a measure of health-related quality of life. The s ...
Pages: 312-316
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CLINICAL REPORT
Positive Changes in Self-management and Disease Severity Following Climate Therapy in People with Psoriasis
Astrid K. Wahl, Eva Langeland , Marie H. Larsen, Hilde S. Robinson, Richard H. Osborne, Anne-Lene Krogstad
The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of climate therapy on self-management in people with psoriasis. This was a prospective study of 254 adults with chronic psoriasis who participated in a 3-week climate therapy (CT) programme. The 8-scale Health Education Impact Questionnaire (heiQ) was completed at baseline, after 3 weeks of CT, and 3 months later. Change was assessed using paired ...
Pages: 317-321
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CLINICAL REPORT
Hidden Victims of Childhood Vitiligo: Impact on Parents’ Mental Health and Quality of Life
Abdulrahman A.A. Amer, Uwesu Omari Mchepange, Xing-Hua Gao, Yuxiao Hong, Ruiqun Qi, Yan Wu, Yunfei Cai, Jinlong Zhai, Hong-Duo Chen
This study aims to assess the impact of childhood vitiligo on the psychological status and quality of life of their parents, and to determine how this varies according to their children’s disease condition. The study included 50 families of children with vitiligo (a total of 75 participants) and 50 families of normal children (a total of 79 participants). The psychosocial impact of the disease o ...
Pages: 322-325
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CLINICAL REPORT
Burden of Inherited Ichthyosis: A French National Survey
Isabelle Dreyfus, Céline Pauwels, Emmanuelle Bourrat, Anne-Claire Bursztejn, Annabel Maruani, Christine Chiaverini, Aude Maza, Stéphanie Mallet, Didier Bessis, Sébastien Barbarot, Khaled Ezzedine, Pierre Vabres, Juliette Mazereeuw-Hautier
Moderate to severe ichthyosis is known to have a significant impact on quality of life. A French national survey was performed to describe in more detail how ichthyosis impacts the patients’ lives. A questionnaire specifically dedicated to ichthyosis was distributed to patients followed in hospital expert centres or members of the French association of patients. A total of 241 questionnaires wer ...
Pages: 326-328
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CLINICAL REPORT
Alitretinoin (9-cis Retinoic Acid) is Effective Against Pityriasis Rubra Pilaris: A Retrospective Clinical Study
Philipp M. Amann, Marijan Susic, Franziska Glüder, Hans Berger, Wolfgang Krapf, Harald Löffler
Pityriasis rubra pilaris (PRP) is an uncommon cutaneous disease with disorder of keratinisation. Up to now, systemic retinoids like acitretin or isotretinoin seem to be the most effective therapeutic agents. However, no large trials on this rare disease have been published and no standardised treatment has been established so far. Recently, single case reports demonstrate beneficial effects of ali ...
Pages: 329-331
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CLINICAL REPORT
Low-dose Acitretin in Treatment of Plaque-type Psoriasis: Descriptive Study of Efficacy and Safety
Alessandro Borghi, Monica Corazza, Alberto Maria Bertoldi, Francesca Caroppo, Annarosa Virgili
The efficacy and safety of acitretin was evaluated retrospectively in a cohort of 46 patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis (Psoriasis Area and Severity Index (PASI) range 10–42). Patients were treated at an initial dose of 10 mg/day acitretin, which was then gradually increased until the best therapeutic effect with the fewest adverse effects was reached (< 50 mg/day) and later ...
Pages: 332-336
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CLINICAL REPORT
Desmoplakin Mutations with Palmoplantar Keratoderma, Woolly Hair and Cardiomyopathy
Manuela Pigors, Agnes Schwieger-Briel, Rodica Cosgarea, Adriana Diaconeasa, Leena Bruckner-Tuderman, Thilo Fleck, Cristina Has
Mutations in genes encoding for desmosomal components are associated with a broad spectrum of phenotypes comprising skin and hair abnormalities and account for 45–50% of cases of arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. Today, more than 120 dominant and recessive desmoplakin (DSP) gene mutations have been reported to be associated with skin, hair and/or heart defects. Here we report on 3 ...
Pages: 337-340
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SHORT COMMUNICATION
Leukotrienes Do Not Modulate the Course of Aldara™-induced Psoriasiform Dermatitis in Mice
Tanya Sezin, Detlef Zillikens, Christian D. Sadik
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Pages: 341-342
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Trichomonas vaginalis Infections are Rare Among Young Patients Attending an STI Clinic in Sweden
Helena Pellrud, Daniel Golparian, Christian Steczkó Nilsson, My Falk, Hans Fredlund, Magnus Unemo
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Pages: 343-344
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Comparative Cut-off Value Setting of Pruritus Intensity in Visual Analogue Scale and Verbal Rating Scale
Makiko Kido-Nakahara, Norito Katoh, Hidehisa Saeki, Hitoshi Mizutani, Akihito Hagihara, Satoshi Takeuchi, Takeshi Nakahara, Koji Masuda, Risa Tamagawa-Mineoka, Hidemi Nakagawa, Yoichi Omoto, Kimiko Matsubara, Masutaka Furue
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Pages: 345-346
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Societal Cost of Skin Cancer in Sweden in 2011
Thérèse Eriksson, Gustav Tinghög
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Pages: 347-348
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Recurrent Pyoderma Gangrenosum and Cystic Acne Associated with Leucocyte Adhesion Deficiency due to Novel Mutations in ITGB2: Successful Treatment with Infliximab and Adalimumab
Anders Vahlquist, Lena Douhan Håkansson, Lars Rönnblom, Malgorzata Karawajczyk, Anders Fasth, Marielle E. van Gijn, Dirk Roos, Per Venge
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Pages: 349-351
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Rapidly Developed Neurosyphilis in a Psoriasis Patient Under Treatment with Infliximab: A Case Report
Kimi Kase, Yasue Ishii-Osai, Yasuyuki Sumikawa, Akihiro Yoneta, Daisaku Himeno, Yohei Kakutani, Toshiharu Yamashita
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Pages: 351-352
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Polycystic Kidney Disease with Steatocystoma Multiplex: Evidences for a Disruptive Effect of Mutated Polycystin-1 on Keratin 17 Polymerisation
Kozo Yoneda, Kozo Nakai, Toshio Demitsu, Yasuo Kubota
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Pages: 353-354
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Giant Condyloma Acuminatum in the Axilla
Natsuki Kuraishi, Akira Shimizu, Madoka Kato, Yuko Takeuchi, Atsushi Tamura
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Pages: 355-356
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Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Mimicking A Pyogenic Granuloma
Sara Alcántara Luna, Francisco Peral Rubio, Manuel Perea Cejudo, Juan José Ríos Martín, Lara Ferrándiz Pulido, Francisco Camacho-Martinez
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Pages: 357-358
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A Case of Linear IgA/IgG Bullous Dermatosis with Anti-laminin-332 Autoantibodies
Satoshi Izaki, Juniku Mitsuya, Tomoyoshi Okada, Hiroshi Koga, Takashi Hashimoto, Tadashi Terui
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Pages: 359-360
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Eosinophilic Pustular Folliculitis Clinically Presenting as Orofacial Granuloma: Successful Treatment with Indomethacin, But Not Ibuprofen
Koji Ono, Takashi Hashimoto, Takahiro Satoh
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Pages: 361-362
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Darier’s Disease: A novel ATP2A2 Missense Mutation at One of the Calcium-binding Residues
Kana Kaibuchi-Noda, Kazumitsu Sugiura, Takuya Takeichi, Shunsuke Miura, Shinji Kagami, Hiromichi Takama, Haruko Hino, Masashi Akiyama
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Pages: 362-363
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Idiopathic Localised Unilateral Hyperhidrosis in a 7-year-old Girl: A Case Report
Linnea Thorlacius, Nanette Mol Debes, Claus Zachariae, Kristian Kofoed
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Pages: 364-365
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Cutaneous Manifestations of Methotrexate-associated Lymphoproliferative Disorders: Report of Two Cases and a Review of the Literature
Satoko Shimizu, Daisuke Inokuma, Junko Murata, Kazuhiro Kikuchi, Takamasa Ito, Yuichiro Fukasawa, Masaya Mukai, Reine Moriuchi
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Pages: 366-367
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Successful Treatment of Morbihan Disease with Long-term Minocycline and its Association with Mast Cell Infiltration
Noriki Fujimoto, Mariko Mitsuru, Toshihiro Tanaka
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Pages: 368-369
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Development of Necrotising Fasciitis in a Patient Treated for Rheumatoid Arthritis with Tocilizumab
Noriko Hashimoto, Toshifumi Yamaoka, Hanako Koguchi-Yoshioka, Aya Tanaka, Atsushi Tanemura, Hiroaki Azukizawa, Hiroyuki Murota, Jinkoo Kang, Yuko Nakagawa, Takeshi Shimazu, Ichiro Katayama
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Pages: 370-371
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Oral Lichen Planus with Severe Nail Involvement in a 10-year-old Boy
Magdalena Zychowska, Aleksandra Batycka-Baran, Wojciech Baran
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Pages: 372-373
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Eumycetoma on the Foot Caused by Madurella mycetomatis: Amputation After Significant Worsening During Pregnancy
Felipe Maurício Soeiro Sampaio, Maria Clara Gutierrez Galhardo , Rodrigo De Farias Cardoso , Janice Mary Chicarino de Oliveira Coelho, Marcelo Rosandiski Lyra, Antonio Carlos Francesconi do Valle
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Pages: 374-375
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Apocrine Hidrocystoma of the Urethral Meatus: A Case Report
Drew Taylor , Mark E. Juhl, Aleksandar L. Krunic, Michael Sidiropoulos, Pedram Gerami
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Pages: 376-377
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QUIZ
Vegetating Nodules Following Erosions on the Oral Cavity: A Quiz
Angelo V. Marzano, Sebastiano Recalcati, Claudia Menicanti, Carlo Crosti, Marco Cusini
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Pages: 378-382
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Erythematous-to-Brownish Plaques on the Upper Back: A Quiz
Ferdinand Toberer, Wolfgang Hartschuh, Heinz Kutzner, Katharina Flux
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Pages: 378-382
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Solitary Red-purple Plaque on the Chest of a 7-year-old Boy: A Quiz
Philipp-Sebastian Koch, Sergij Goerdt, Wiebke K. Peitsch
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Pages: 378-382
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