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Pleural Fluid Cholesterol, Transudates, and Exudates: Correspondence

Pathum Sookaromdee

Citation Information : Sookaromdee P. Pleural Fluid Cholesterol, Transudates, and Exudates: Correspondence. Indian J Respir Care 2022; 11 (1):86-86.

DOI: 10.4103/ijrc.ijrc_144_21

License: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Published Online: 06-12-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; Indian Journal of Respiratory Care.


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