Letter to the Editor. Brain biopsy in children and adults with neurological diseases of unknown etiology: two sides of the same coin?

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  • 1 AP-HP, La Pitié-Salpêtrière - Charles Foix University Hospital, Paris, France;
  • 2 Sorbonne University, Paris, France; and
  • 3 Brain and Spine Institute, Paris, France
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Contributor Notes

Correspondence Bertrand Mathon: bertrand.mathon@aphp.fr.

INCLUDE WHEN CITING Published online October 23, 2020; DOI: 10.3171/2020.7.PEDS20619.

Disclosures The authors report no conflict of interest.

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