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Dermatology Research and Practice
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 276079, 4 pages
Systemic Role for Vitamin D in the Treatment of Psoriasis and Metabolic Syndrome
1Department of Medicine, McMaster University, 1200 Main Street West, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 3Z5
2Dermatrials Research, Dermatology Centre, 132 Young Street, Hamilton, ON, Canada L8N 1V6
Received 13 December 2010; Revised 4 February 2011; Accepted 1 April 2011
Academic Editor: Luigi Naldi
Copyright © 2011 Lisa Wenyang Fu and Ronald Vender. 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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