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Proposed HPV vaccination syndrome is unsubstantiated

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Petousis-Harris, H. Proposed HPV vaccination syndrome is unsubstantiated. Clin Rheumatol 35, 833–834 (2016).

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  • Dorsal Root Ganglion
  • Local Inflammatory Response
  • Diagnostic Efficiency
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  • Underlying Pathogenesis