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Vol. 198, No. 2, 1999
Issue release date: 1999
Dermatology 1999;198:176–177
(DOI:10.1159/000018102)

Effectiveness of Topical Adapalene in Dowling-Degos Disease

Altomare G. · Capella G.L. · Fracchiolla C. · Frigerio E.
Department of Dermatology, University of Milan, Ospedale Maggiore IRCCS, Milan, Italy

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