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Diagn Pathol. 2016; 11: 106.
Published online 2016 November 2. doi:  10.1186/s13000-016-0576-1
PMCID: PMC5090898

Retraction note: Cutaneous mast cell tumor (Mastocytoma): cyto-histopathological and haematological investigations


The Editor-in-Chief and Publisher have retracted this article [1] because the scientific integrity of the content cannot be guaranteed. An investigation by the Publisher found it to be one of a group of articles we have identified as showing evidence suggestive of attempts to subvert the peer review and publication system to inappropriately obtain or allocate authorship. This article showed evidence of plagiarism (most notably from the articles cited [27]) and peer review and authorship manipulation.


The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/1746-1596-9-9.


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