Investigation of photosensitive disorders
Article first published online: 5 NOV 2004
Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine
Volume 20, Issue 6, pages 305–311, December 2004
How to Cite
Murphy, G. M. (2004), Investigation of photosensitive disorders. Photodermatology, Photoimmunology & Photomedicine, 20: 305–311. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0781.2004.00120.x
- Issue published online: 5 NOV 2004
- Article first published online: 5 NOV 2004
- Accepted for publication 23 July 2004
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