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Authors: Mary D. Nettleman, MD, MS, MACP, Chair of Medicine, Michigan State University; Thomas W. Maxwell, Research Assistant

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, Chief Medical Editor,

Previous contributing author and editors:

Author: Christina L Kukula, DO, Consulting Staff, Walk-in-Care Center, Bon Secours Venice Hospital.

Editors: Patrick Taylor, MD, FAAEM, Medical Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, CHRISTUS St Frances Cabrini Hospital; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Thomas Rebbecchi, MD, FAAEM, Program Director, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.


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Last Editorial Review: 1/17/2012

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