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A Case of Myopericarditis: Very Rare Complication of Brucellosis

Ali Akbar Khorasani 1 , * and Mehrdad Farrokhnia 2
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1 Department of Cardiology, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, IR Iran
2 Department of Infectious Diseases, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, IR Iran
Article information
  • Archives of Clinical Infectious Diseases: October 25, 2014, 9 (4); e18256
  • Published Online: September 30, 2014
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: December 5, 2013
  • Accepted: May 14, 2014
  • DOI: 10.5812/archcid.18256

To Cite: Khorasani A A, Farrokhnia M. A Case of Myopericarditis: Very Rare Complication of Brucellosis, Arch Clin Infect Dis. 2014 ; 9(4):e18256. doi: 10.5812/archcid.18256.

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1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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