Fulminant hepatic failure from herpes simplex in pregnancy

Ramesh Nagappan, Geoffrey Parkin, Ian Simpson and William Sievert
Med J Aust 2002; 176 (11): 595-596.

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  • Ramesh Nagappan1
  • Geoffrey Parkin2
  • Ian Simpson3
  • William Sievert4

  • Monash Medical Centre, Clayton, VIC.


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