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Volume 2011, Article ID 920807, 4 pages
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Case Report

Acupuncture Treatment for Bortezomib-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy: A Case Report

1Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, The University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
2Center for Integrative Medicine, The University of Maryland School of Medicine, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA

Received 31 October 2010; Accepted 17 January 2011

Academic Editor: Steve McGaraughty

Copyright © 2011 Ting Bao 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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