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Diastolic dysfunction and N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide in children with meningococcal sepsis

Fauzia Paize| Niten Makwana| Paul B. Baines| Richard Sarginson| Denise J. Kitchener| Helen Michaels| Alistair P. J. Thomson| Sally Eagle| Peter Diggle| C. Anthony Hart| Christopher M. Parry
Correspondence
Volume 39, Issue 8 / August , 2013

Pages 1501 - 1502

No abstract available.

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