Treating A Child With Multiple, Mildly Pruritic Papules

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Treating A Child With Multiple, Mildly Pruritic Papules
Treating A Child With Multiple, Mildly Pruritic Papules
By Gary “Dock” Dockery, DPM, FACFAS

Suggested Reading
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