alexa Myocarditis in Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: A Case
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Myocarditis in Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: A Case Report

Yutaka Shinkawa, Masato Yagita and Masaaki Fujita*
Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, Tazuke-Kofukai Medical Research Institute, Kitano Hospital, Osaka, Japan
Corresponding Author : Masaaki Fujita
Department of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology
Tazuke-Kofukai Medical Research Institute
Kitano Hospital, Osaka, Japan
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Received December 18, 2015; Accepted January 19, 2016; Published January 26, 2016
Citation: Shinkawa Y, Yagita M, Fujita M (2016) Myocarditis in Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: A Case Report. J Clin Case Rep 6:679. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000679
Copyright: © 2016 Shinkawa Y, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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