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Case Reports in Dermatological Medicine
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 410601, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/410601
Case Report

A Rare Case of Petrified Ear

1Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Fort George G. Meade, MD 20755, USA
2Department of Dermatology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, 8901 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20889, USA

Received 31 August 2012; Accepted 18 September 2012

Academic Editors: S. Inui and A. A. Navarini

Copyright © 2012 Kathryn E. Buikema and Erin G. Adams. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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