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Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 472546, 6 pages
Evaluation of the Efficacy of Topical Tetracycline in Enhancing the Effect of Narrow Band UVB against Vitiligo: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial
1Student Research Committee, Molecular Dermatology Research Center, Department of Dermatology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
2Molecular Dermatology Research Center, Department of Dermatology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, Iran
Received 19 November 2013; Accepted 24 December 2013; Published 9 February 2014
Academic Editors: E. Alpsoy, D. Bayramgurler, and C. Feliciani
Copyright © 2014 Amir Kalafi and Farideh Jowkar. 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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