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European Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 164, Issue 3, pp 188–189 | Cite as

A new method to evaluate nicotine exposure in infants

  • Werner SausengEmail author
  • Heinz Zotter
  • Sigrid Thaller
  • Reingard Aigner
  • Reinhold Kerbl
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Keywords

Nicotine Smoking Habit Cotinine Urine Creatinine High Failure Rate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Werner Sauseng
    • 1
    Email author
  • Heinz Zotter
    • 1
  • Sigrid Thaller
    • 2
  • Reingard Aigner
    • 3
  • Reinhold Kerbl
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsMedical University of GrazGraz Austria
  2. 2.Department of Sports SciencesUniversity of GrazGraz Austria
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyMedical University of GrazGraz Austria

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