Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal

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Esophageal Melanocytosis in Oral Opium Consumption

Bita Geramizadeh 1 , 2 , * , Fatemeh Asadian 1 and Alireza Taghavi 3
Authors Information
1 Department of Pathology, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
2 Transplant Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
3 Department of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology Research Center, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Shiraz, IR Iran
Article information
  • Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: January 5, 2014, 16 (1); e7820
  • Published Online: January 5, 2014
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: August 19, 2012
  • Accepted: July 15, 2013
  • DOI: 10.5812/ircmj.7820

To Cite: Geramizadeh B, Asadian F, Taghavi A. Esophageal Melanocytosis in Oral Opium Consumption, Iran Red Crescent Med J. 2014 ; 16(1):e7820. doi: 10.5812/ircmj.7820.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Report
3. Discussion
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