In-Patient Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition: Immune Function, Oedema and Survival

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In-Patient Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition : Immune Function, Oedema and Survival . / Rytter, Maren Johanne Heilskov.

Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, 2014. 203 s.

Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportPh.d.-afhandlingForskning

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Rytter, MJH 2014, In-Patient Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition: Immune Function, Oedema and Survival . Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.

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Rytter, M. J. H. (2014). In-Patient Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition: Immune Function, Oedema and Survival . Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.

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Rytter MJH. In-Patient Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition: Immune Function, Oedema and Survival . Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, 2014. 203 s.

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Rytter, Maren Johanne Heilskov. / In-Patient Treatment of Severe Acute Malnutrition : Immune Function, Oedema and Survival . Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen, 2014. 203 s.

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