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Dermatology Research and Practice
Volume 2013, Article ID 983804, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/983804
Research Article

Quality of Life in Alopecia Areata: A Sample of Tunisian Patients

1Department of Psychiatry A, Hédi Chaker University Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia
2Department of Dermatology, Hédi Chaker University Hospital, Sfax, Tunisia

Received 12 June 2013; Accepted 4 July 2013

Academic Editor: Masutaka Furue

Copyright © 2013 Jawaher Masmoudi 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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