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Authors’ reply to the Letter by Infantino et al. commenting on Bonroy et al.: Anti-DFS70 in different settings, CCLM 2018;56:1090–9

  • Carolien Bonroy EMAIL logo , Mario Berth , Sofie Schouwers and Lieve Van Hoovels
  1. Author contributions: All the authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this submitted manuscript and approved submission.

  2. Research funding: None declared.

  3. Employment or leadership: None declared.

  4. Honorarium: None declared.

  5. Competing interests: The funding organization(s) played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.


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Published Online: 2018-09-03
Published in Print: 2019-03-26

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