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Clinical and Developmental Immunology
Volume 2011, Article ID 390726, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/390726
Clinical Study

Usefulness of Ultrasound Imaging in Detecting Psoriatic Arthritis of Fingers and Toes in Patients with Psoriasis

1Department of Dermatology, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Francesco Vito1, 00168 Rome, Italy
2Department of Bioimaging and Radiological Sciences, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Largo Francesco Vito1, 00168 Rome, Italy

Received 22 August 2010; Revised 15 December 2010; Accepted 10 January 2011

Academic Editor: K. Blaser

Copyright © 2011 Clara De simone 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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