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The Multiple Sclerosis Care Unit

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Soelberg Sorensen, P, Giovannoni, G, Montalban, X, Thalheim, C, Zaratin, P & Comi, G 2019, 'The Multiple Sclerosis Care Unit' Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England), bind 25, nr. 5, s. 627-636. https://doi.org/10.1177/1352458518807082

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Soelberg Sorensen, P., Giovannoni, G., Montalban, X., Thalheim, C., Zaratin, P., & Comi, G. (2019). The Multiple Sclerosis Care Unit. Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England), 25(5), 627-636. https://doi.org/10.1177/1352458518807082

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Soelberg Sorensen, Per ; Giovannoni, Gavin ; Montalban, Xavier ; Thalheim, Christoph ; Zaratin, Paola ; Comi, Giancarlo. / The Multiple Sclerosis Care Unit. I: Multiple sclerosis (Houndmills, Basingstoke, England). 2019 ; Bind 25, Nr. 5. s. 627-636.

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