Alopecia areata and relationship with stressful events in children.

’Cetatea Histria’ Polyclinic, Bucharest, Romania.
Journal of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (Impact Factor: 2.69). 05/2008; 23(1):107-9. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-3083.2008.02748.x
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