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Sarcoidosis, Firefighters Sarcoidosis, and World Trade Center “Sarcoid-Like” Granulomatous Pulmonary Disease

Chest (Impact Factor: 7.48). 01/2008; 132(6):2053. DOI: 10.1378/chest.07-1259
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