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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 1297869, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1297869
Case Report

A Rare Case of Primary Meningococcal Myopericarditis in a 71-Year-Old Male

1Department of Cardiology, Tergooi Ziekenhuis, Blaricum, Netherlands
2Heart Center, Department of Cardiology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands
3Heart Center, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Received 11 July 2016; Revised 31 October 2016; Accepted 8 November 2016

Academic Editor: Kjell Nikus

Copyright © 2016 Odilia I. Woudstra 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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