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Pain Research and Treatment
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 256024, 6 pages
Sarcoidosis and Pain Caused by Small-Fiber Neuropathy
1Department of Anesthesiology, Leiden University Medical Center, P5Q, Postbus 9600, 2300 RC Leiden, The Netherlands
2Department of Neurology, Diaconessenhuis Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands
Received 29 June 2012; Accepted 1 October 2012
Academic Editor: Jeffrey J. Borckardt
Copyright © 2012 Lara Heij 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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