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Clinical and Developmental Immunology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 432176, 5 pages
Atrioventricular Conduction Delay in Fetuses Exposed to Anti-SSA/Ro and Anti-SSB/La Antibodies: A Magnetocardiography Study
1Department of Neonatology, University Children's Hospital Tuebingen, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
2MEG and fMEG Center, University of Tuebingen, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
3Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University Hospital Tuebingen, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
4Centre for Interdisciplinary Clinical Immunology, Rheumatology and Autoinflammatory Diseases and Department of Internal Medicine II (Oncology, Hematology, Immunology, Rheumatology, Pulmonology), University Hospital Tuebingen, 72076 Tuebingen, Germany
Received 1 October 2012; Revised 27 November 2012; Accepted 27 November 2012
Academic Editor: Dimitrios P. Bogdanos
Copyright © 2012 Annette Wacker-Gußmann et al. 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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