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Warts and molluscum
  1. H M Goodyear1,
  2. S M Taibjee2
  1. 1
    Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Birmingham UK
  2. 2
    Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  1. Dr H M Goodyear, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, Bordesley Green, Birmingham B9 5SS, UK; Helen.Goodyear{at}heartofengland.nhs.uk

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