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Unusual Presentation of Melioidosis in a Case of Pseudoaneurysm of Descending Thoracic Aorta: Review of Two Case Reports

Kanne Padmaja 1 , Vemu Lakshmi 1 , * , Sukanya Sudhaharan 1 , Subbalaxmi Venkata Surya Malladi 2 , Palanki Gopal 3 and Kumar Venkata Ravinuthala 3
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1 Department of Microbiology, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
2 Department of General Medicine, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
3 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad, India
Article information
  • Research in Cardiovascular Medicine: May 2015, 4 (2); e27205
  • Published Online: May 23, 2015
  • Article Type: Case Report
  • Received: January 21, 2015
  • Revised: March 13, 2015
  • Accepted: March 23, 2015
  • DOI: 10.5812/cardiovascmed.4(2)2015.27205

To Cite: Padmaja K, Lakshmi V, Sudhaharan S, Venkata Surya Malladi S, Gopal P, et al. Unusual Presentation of Melioidosis in a Case of Pseudoaneurysm of Descending Thoracic Aorta: Review of Two Case Reports, Res Cardiovasc Med. 2015 ;4(2):e27205. doi: 10.5812/cardiovascmed.4(2)2015.27205.

Copyright: Copyright © 2015, Research in Cardiovascular Medicine. .
1. Introduction
2. Case Presentation
3. Discussion
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