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Scurvy in an otherwise well young man

Sally J Mapp and Paul B Coughlin
Med J Aust 2006; 185 (6): 331-332.

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  • Sally J Mapp1
  • Paul B Coughlin2

  • 1 Department of Haematology, The Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT.
  • 2 Australian Centre for Blood Diseases, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: smapp@member.rcpa.edu.au

Competing interests:

None identified.

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