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Wolfram syndrome associated with leukoencephalopathy
  1. Pierre Labauge1,
  2. Dimitri Renard1,
  3. Annabelle Chaussenot2,
  4. Veronique Paquis-Flucklinger2
  1. 1Department of Neurology, CHU de Nîmes, 30 029 Nîmes Cedex, France
  2. 2Department of Medical Genetics and FRE 3086 CNRS/UNS, CHU de Nice and Medicine School, 06 000 Nice, France
  1. Correspondence to Pierre Labauge, Department of Neurology, CHU de Nîmes. 30 029 Nîmes Cedex, France; labauge{at}

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