Toxoplasmosis and the Heart.

@article{Zhou2020ToxoplasmosisAT,
  title={Toxoplasmosis and the Heart.},
  author={Zier Zhou and Hector Isaac Alejandro Ortiz Lopez and Gonzalo Emanuel P{\'e}rez and Lucrecia Mar{\'i}a Burgos and Juan Maria Farina and Clara I. Saldarriaga and Ricardo Lopez-Santi and Juan I. Cotella and Ana Laura Sauce P{\'e}rez and Adrian M Baranchuk},
  journal={Current problems in cardiology},
  year={2020},
  pages={
          100741
        }
}
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