Association of Mycoplasma fermentans with Adamantiades-Behçeťs Disease

  • Christos C. Zouboulis
  • Julia R. Turnbull
  • Peter F. Mühlradt
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 528)


Reactive Arthritis International Study Group Joint Disorder Peptide Motif Western Blot Method 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christos C. Zouboulis
    • 1
  • Julia R. Turnbull
    • 1
  • Peter F. Mühlradt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of DermatologyUniversity Medical Center Benjamin FranklinBerlin
  2. 2.Immunobiology Research GroupGesellschaft für Biotechnologische Forschung mbHBraunschweigGermany

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