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Last updated: August 3, 2016
Hoffmann, Christopher J. "Mycobacterium Chelonae." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2016. Pediatrics Central, peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540364/all/Mycobacterium_chelonae.
Hoffmann CJ. Mycobacterium chelonae. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540364/all/Mycobacterium_chelonae. Accessed April 25, 2019.
Hoffmann, C. J. (2016). Mycobacterium chelonae. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540364/all/Mycobacterium_chelonae
Hoffmann CJ. Mycobacterium Chelonae [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. [cited 2019 April 25]. Available from: https://peds.unboundmedicine.com/pedscentral/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540364/all/Mycobacterium_chelonae.
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