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Dermatology Research and Practice
Volume 2013, Article ID 108624, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/108624
Research Article

Evaluating of Life Quality in Patients with Acne Vulgaris Using Generic and Specific Questionnaires

1Department of Dermatology, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Ghaffari Street, Birjand 9717735338, Iran
2Faculty of Nursing, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Ghaffari Street, Birjand 9717735338, Iran
3Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Dental School, Ghasrodasht Street, Shiraz 7196515878, Iran

Received 21 July 2013; Accepted 18 September 2013

Academic Editor: Craig G. Burkhart

Copyright © 2013 Reza Ghaderi 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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