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Pharyngitis

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Last updated: February 24, 2015

Citation

Zeiger, Roni F.. "Pharyngitis." Diagnosaurus, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2015. Medicine Central, im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114357/all/Pharyngitis.
Zeiger RF. Pharyngitis. Diagnosaurus. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114357/all/Pharyngitis. Accessed April 18, 2019.
Zeiger, R. F. (2015). Pharyngitis. In Diagnosaurus. Available from https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114357/all/Pharyngitis
Zeiger RF. Pharyngitis [Internet]. In: Diagnosaurus. McGraw-Hill Education; 2015. [cited 2019 April 18]. Available from: https://im.unboundmedicine.com/medicine/view/Diagnosaurus/114357/all/Pharyngitis.
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