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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2015, Article ID 275825, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/275825
Case Report

Acute Ventricular Wall Thickening: Sepsis, Thrombotic Microangiopathy, or Myocarditis?

1Department of Intensive Care, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, 1200 Brussels, Belgium
2Department of Pathology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, 1200 Brussels, Belgium

Received 20 January 2015; Revised 4 March 2015; Accepted 6 March 2015

Academic Editor: Hajime Kataoka

Copyright © 2015 Nicolas De Schryver 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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