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October 1984

Annular Skin Lesions Induced by Chope (Candle Suction)A Southeast Asian Folk Medicine Practice

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota; and the Department of Dermatology, Hennepin County (Minnesota) Medical Center, Minneapolis. Dr Poitras is now with the USAF Medical Center, Scott AFB, Ill.

Arch Dermatol. 1984;120(10):1379-1380. doi:10.1001/archderm.1984.01650460119033

The recent influx of persons from Southeast Asia has had several effects on American medicine.1 The immigrants have brought with them the diseases endemic in their native countries, which are rare in this country. American physicians have had to become familiar with some diseases

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