John Libbey Eurotext

European Journal of Dermatology


Nivolumab-induced vitiligo successfully treated with narrowband UVB phototherapy Volume 27, numéro 6, November-December 2017


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1 Department of Dermatology, University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan
2 Department of Dermatology, St. Marianna University School of Medicine, 2-16-1, Sugao, Miyamae-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 216-8511, Japan

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