Contact irritant dermatitis from insect secretions: report of 74 cases in a military unit in Eritrea
Smadi, R.M., Smadi, B.Y. & Ka'abneh, A. (2009). Contact irritant dermatitis from insect secretions: report of 74 cases in a military unit in Eritrea. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/117696
EMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 15 (3), 757-760, 2009
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