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This photograph depicts a sectioned human heart, extracted at the time of this patient’s autopsy, revealing the gross pathologic changes caused by a case of subacute bacterial endocarditis, due to the bacterium, Haemophilus parainfluenzae. In this view of the left ventricle’s interior, you are able to see the large vegetations, or bacterial colonization, of the mitral valve leaflets.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.
Creation Date:1972
Photo Credit:Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.
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