The scourge of the C

Alicia R Jones and Kavita Kumareswaran
Med J Aust 2018; 209 (2): . || doi: 10.5694/mja17.00876
Published online: 16 July 2018

Clinical record

  • 1 Sunshine Hospital, Melbourne, VIC
  • 2 Alfred Health, Melbourne, VIC

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