Volume 19, Number 3—March 2013
Clinical and Therapeutic Features of Pulmonary Nontuberculous Mycobacterial Disease, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Carol E. Snarey, MA, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Carol E. Snarey, MA, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Charles P. Vega, MD, Health Sciences Clinical Professor; Residency Director, Department of Family Medicine, University of California, Irvine. Disclosure: Charles P. Vega, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
Disclosures: Karla Mello, Fernanda Mello, Liamar Borga, Rafael Duarte, Elizabeth Sampaio, Steven Holland, Rebecca Prevots, and Margareth Dalcolmo have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Valeria Rolla has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: served as an advisor or consultant for Janssen-Cilag; received grants for clinical research from Janssen-Cilag.
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