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BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders

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Effects of rituximab in two patients with dysferlin-deficient muscular dystrophy

  • Alberto Lerario1,
  • Filippo Cogiamanian1,
  • Chiara Marchesi1,
  • Marzia Belicchi1,
  • Nereo Bresolin1,
  • Laura Porretti2 and
  • Yvan Torrente1Email author
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders201011:157

Received: 11 December 2009

Accepted: 11 July 2010

Published: 11 July 2010

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Original Submission
11 Dec 2009 Submitted Original manuscript
20 Jan 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alan Baer
31 May 2010 Author responded Author comments - Yvan Torrente
Resubmission - Version 2
31 May 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 2
15 Jun 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alan Baer
Resubmission - Version 3
Submitted Manuscript version 3
11 Jul 2010 Editorially accepted
11 Jul 2010 Article published 10.1186/1471-2474-11-157

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Neurological Sciences, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Centro Dino Ferrari, University of Milan
Centro Interdipartimentale di Citometria, Department of Regenerative Medicine, Fondazione IRCCS Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico