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The impact of hyperhidrosis on patients' daily life and quality of life: A qualitative investigation

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The impact of hyperhidrosis on patients' daily life and quality of life : A qualitative investigation. / Kamudoni, P.; Mueller, B.; Halford, J.; Schouveller, A.; Stacey, B.; Salek, M. S.

In: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, Vol. 15, No. 1, 121, 08.06.2017, p. 1-10.

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Kamudoni, P. ; Mueller, B. ; Halford, J. ; Schouveller, A. ; Stacey, B. ; Salek, M. S. / The impact of hyperhidrosis on patients' daily life and quality of life : A qualitative investigation. In: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2017 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 1-10.

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