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International Scholarly Research Notices
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 187823, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/187823
Clinical Study

Myanmarese Neuropathy: Clinical Description of Acute Peripheral Neuropathy Detected among Myanmarese Refugees in Malaysia

Neurology Department, Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Jalan Pahang, 50586 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Received 18 March 2014; Revised 29 June 2014; Accepted 4 August 2014; Published 29 October 2014

Academic Editor: Andrea Martinuzzi

Copyright © 2014 Hiew Fu Liong 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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