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Failure to thrive: still a problem of definition

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Failure to thrive : still a problem of definition. / Olsen, Else Marie.

I: Clinical Pediatrics, Bind 45, Nr. 1, 24.01.2006, s. 1-6.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftReviewForskningfagfællebedømt

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Olsen, EM 2006, 'Failure to thrive: still a problem of definition', Clinical Pediatrics, bind 45, nr. 1, s. 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1177/000992280604500101

APA

Olsen, E. M. (2006). Failure to thrive: still a problem of definition. Clinical Pediatrics, 45(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.1177/000992280604500101

Vancouver

Olsen EM. Failure to thrive: still a problem of definition. Clinical Pediatrics. 2006 jan 24;45(1):1-6. https://doi.org/10.1177/000992280604500101

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Olsen, Else Marie. / Failure to thrive : still a problem of definition. I: Clinical Pediatrics. 2006 ; Bind 45, Nr. 1. s. 1-6.

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