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The importance of early diagnosis of herpes zoster myelitis

Olivia L W Ong, Andrew C Churchyard and Peter W New
Med J Aust 2010; 193 (9): 546-547.

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  • Olivia L W Ong1
  • Andrew C Churchyard2,3
  • Peter W New1,2,4

  • 1 Spinal Rehabilitation Unit, Caulfield Hospital, Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 3 Monash Medical Centre, Southern Health, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 4 Epworth-Monash Rehabilitation Medicine Unit, Melbourne, VIC.

Correspondence: p.new@cgmc.org.au

Competing interests:

None identified.

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