Am J Trop Med Hyg 2014 Jun;90(6):981
Department of Dermatology, University of Vale do Itajaí (Univali), Itajaí, SC, Brazil; Department of Pharmaceuticals-Biochemistry, University of Vale do Itajaí (Univali), Itajaí, SC, Brazil; Department of Dermatology, Botucatu School of Medical, Universidade Estadual Paulista "Júlio de Mesquita Filho"-São Paulo, State University (FMBUNESP), Vital Brazil Hospital, Butantan Institute, São Paulo, SP, Brazil.
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