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ISRN Dermatology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 759630, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/759630
Research Article

A Comparative Analysis of Mast Cell Quantification in Five Common Dermatoses: Lichen Simplex Chronicus, Psoriasis, Lichen Planus, Lupus, and Insect Bite/Allergic Contact Dermatitis/Nummular Dermatitis

Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, FL 32209, USA

Received 24 September 2011; Accepted 23 October 2011

Academic Editors: A. Firooz and E. Nagore

Copyright © 2012 Nikhil Patel 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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