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Cardiac eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis: rapid imaging with contrast CT and contrast echo aids early diagnosis
  1. Dilip Abraham,
  2. Leisa J Freeman
  1. Department of Cardiology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, Norwich, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dilip Abraham, Department of Cardiology, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals, Norwich NR47UY, UK; dilip.abraham{at}nhs.net

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