Cardiac Pathology: Rheumatic heart disease: Fungal (Candida albicans) endocarditis

01 May 2011
Presented by Mary Sheppard.

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A 1969 autopsy specimen from a 46 year old man who had been known to have rheumatic endocarditis since his discharge from the army in 1945. In October 1969 he was admitted to Guy's with sub-acute bacterial endocarditis and was treated with intra-venous antibiotics. Despite an initial response his symptoms returned, but did not respond to the normal antibiotics. He died in December 1969.

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