Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of endomyocardial fibrosis secondary to Bancroftian filariasis

Martin, T. N.; Weir, R. A. P.; Dargie, H. J.
September 2008
Heart;Sep2008, Vol. 94 Issue 9, p1116
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a Caucasian patient, who looked after Drill monkeys in Eastern Nigeria, and returned to Great Britain with a history of fever and general malaise. A chest x-ray examination indicated pulmonary oedema with bilateral pleural effusions. However, contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging has confirmed endomyocardial fibrosis as a complication of filariasis.


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