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Description:This photomicrograph reveals histopathologic changes indicative of endocarditis caused by the fungus Candida albicans.
In severely immunocompromised patients, Candida can cause inflammation of the endocardium, or endocarditis, which more often involves a heart valve. Untreated, this infection can "eat away" at, and damage the heart valve, causing malfunction.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/Sherry Brinkman
Creation Date:1963
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Links:CDC – Div. of Bacterial and Mycotic Disease: Candidiasis
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