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In: British Medical Bulletin, Vol. 56, No. 4, 2000, p. 1071-1086.

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Woodcock, A & Custovic, A 2000, 'Allergen avoidance: Does it work?' British Medical Bulletin, vol. 56, no. 4, pp. 1071-1086. https://doi.org/10.1258/0007142001903544

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Woodcock A, Custovic A. Allergen avoidance: Does it work? British Medical Bulletin. 2000;56(4):1071-1086. https://doi.org/10.1258/0007142001903544

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Woodcock, Ashley ; Custovic, Adnan. / Allergen avoidance: Does it work?. In: British Medical Bulletin. 2000 ; Vol. 56, No. 4. pp. 1071-1086.

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