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Tuberculous dacryoadenitis in a Scottish teenager
  1. C Schmoll1,
  2. M MacRae1,
  3. A Mulvihill1,
  4. R Murray2,
  5. S Cunningham3,
  6. K McKenzie4
  1. 1
    Princess Alexandra Eye Pavilion, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2
    Borders General Hospital, Melrose, UK
  3. 3
    Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh, UK
  4. 4
    Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Dr C Schmoll, 82/2 Bruntsfield Place, Edinburgh EH10 4HG, UK; conradschmoll{at}googlemail.com

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