Successful umbilical cord blood transplantation for intractable eczematous eruption in hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia with immunodeficiency

Department of Dermatology, Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine, 5 Zaifu-cho, Hirosaki, 036-8562, Aomori, Japan.
Clinical and Experimental Dermatology (Impact Factor: 1.09). 08/2009; 34(7):e441-2. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2230.2009.03473.x
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