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Is malnutrition or litchi consumption the culprit behind Acute Encephalitis Syndrome?
 
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Department of Public Heath Dentistry, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry, India
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Department of Anaesthesiology, Government Chengalpattu Medical College, Chengalpattu, India
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Shivashankar Kengadaran   

Department of Public Heath Dentistry, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry, 607402, India
Publication date: 2020-03-23
Submission date: 2020-02-21
Final revision date: 2020-03-10
Acceptance date: 2020-03-10
 
Popul. Med. 2020;2(March):6
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