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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 205-208

An unusual case of fatal pulmonary hemorrhage in pregnancy

1 Senior Registrar in Respiratory Medicine, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka
2 Consultant Respiratory Physician, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Dushantha Madegedara
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Teaching Hospital, Kandy
Sri Lanka
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-2113.83979

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Rickettsial diseases are common in Srilanka. The spotted fever group of rickettsiae presents in many ways, including very severe disease causing significant morbidity and mortality. A regional variation of the R ickettsia conorii subspecies and differences in clinical presentations are reported. This case describes disseminated Rickettsia conorii infection in a pregnant woman presenting with endocarditis.

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