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Idiopathic reversible segmental cerebral vasoconstriction
  1. Ferdinand Miteff1,
  2. Neil Anderson2,
  3. Barry Snow3
  1. 1Neurology Registrar
  2. 2Neurologist
  3. 3Neurologist, Auckland City Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr F Miteff, Department of Neurology, Auckland City Hospital, 2 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand;
 ferdinandf{at}adhb.govt.nz

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