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European Journal of Dermatology

Residents’corner, January-February 2017. What's new this month? Volume 27, issue 1, January-February 2017

Authors
1 Dermatology Department, Hôpital Edouard Herriot, Lyon, France
2 Department of Dermatology, Venerology and Allergology, University Hospital Wuerzburg, Joseph-Schneider-Str. 2, 97080 Wuerzburg, Germany
3 Dermatology Department, General University Hospital Gregorio Marañon, Madrid, Spain
4 Dermatology Department, Hospital de Santo António dos Capuchos - Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central, Lisboa, Portugal
5 Dermatology Department, Addenbrookes Hospital, Hills Road, Cambridge, UK
6 Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Hôpital de Beaumont, Lausanne University Hospital Center, Av. de Beaumont 29, CH-1011 Lausanne, Switzerland

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