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Volume 2011, Article ID 614546, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/614546
Case Report

A Case of Brucellosis Presenting with Multiple Hypodense Splenic Lesions and Bilateral Pleural Effusions

Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Medicine, Ankara University, 06100 Ankara, Turkey

Received 23 January 2011; Accepted 30 March 2011

Academic Editor: Charlie Strange

Copyright © 2011 Emine Dilek Eruz 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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