Recurrent hypertriglyceridemia-induced pancreatitis in pregnancy: A management dilemma

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, American University of Beirut, Beyrouth, Beyrouth, Lebanon
Pancreas (Impact Factor: 3.01). 04/2006; 32(2):227-8. DOI: 10.1097/01.mpa.0000202943.70708.2d
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Available from: Anwar H Nassar, Sep 10, 2014
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