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Comment on: Prior COVID-19 infection associated with increased risk of newly diagnosed erectile dysfunction

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SN contributed the literature review and primary manuscript writing. RR contributed the supervision and revision of the final manuscript.

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Nackeeran, S., Ramasamy, R. Comment on: Prior COVID-19 infection associated with increased risk of newly diagnosed erectile dysfunction. Int J Impot Res (2024).

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