A case of monozygotic twins with primary aldosteronism: a case report

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Yoshida, T., Uchiwa, Y., Sugimachi, K. et al. A case of monozygotic twins with primary aldosteronism: a case report. J Hum Hypertens 31, 422–423 (2017) doi:10.1038/jhh.2016.91

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