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Volume 2013, Article ID 148727, 5 pages
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Clinical Study

Idiopathic Granulomatous Mastitis: An Autoimmune Disease?

1Department of General Surgery, Sakarya University Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey
2Department of Microbiology, Sakarya University Faculty of Medicine, Sakarya, Turkey
3Department of General Surgery, Sakarya University Research and Educational Hospital, Sakarya, Turkey

Received 3 June 2013; Accepted 3 August 2013

Academic Editors: E. de Bree and M. De Luca

Copyright © 2013 Fatih Altintoprak 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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