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Vol. 19 - Num. 74

Clinical Reviews

Kaposi varicelliform eruption. A case report

Júlia Morata Albaa, Laia Morata Albab

aServicio de Pediatría. Hospital Lluís Alcanyís. Játiva. Valencia. España.
bMédico de Familia. CS Enguera. Departamento Xàtiva-Ontinyent. Valencia. España.

Correspondence: J Morata. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Morata Alba J, Morata Alba L. Kaposi varicelliform eruption. A case report. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2017;19:157-61.

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