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ISRN Neurology
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 613456, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/613456
Research Article

The Role of Phenytoin in the Treatment of Localization Related Epilepsy: An International Internet-Based Survey of Neurologists and Epileptologists

1Department of Neurology, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
2Division of Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, Tufts University, School of Medicine, 755 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
3Department of Neurology, Children’s Hospital Boston and Harvard Medical School, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA

Received 9 May 2013; Accepted 9 June 2013

Academic Editors: R. Saponara, T. Sugawara, and S. Tsirka

Copyright © 2013 Rohit R. Das 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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