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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 354625, 4 pages
Beyond Cat Scratch Disease: A Case Report of Bartonella Infection Mimicking Vasculitic Disorder
1Rheumatology Unit, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Pozzo 71, 41124 Modena, Italy
2Unit of Malattie dell'Apparato Locomotore a Genesi Immunologica, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Via del Pozzo 71, 41124 Modena, Italy
Received 29 March 2012; Accepted 18 July 2012
Academic Editors: S. Dogra and T. Shibata
Copyright © 2012 Amelia Spinella et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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