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Last updated: December 1, 2014


Zeiger, Roni F.. "Epistaxis." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2014. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114346/all/Epistaxis.
Zeiger RF. Epistaxis. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114346/all/Epistaxis. Accessed August 21, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2014). Epistaxis. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114346/all/Epistaxis
Zeiger RF. Epistaxis [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2014. [cited 2019 August 21]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114346/all/Epistaxis.
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