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Cardiac botryomycosis: an autopsy report
  1. K Gupta1,
  2. A Das1,
  3. B D Radotra1,
  4. A Bhalla2
  1. 1
    Department of Histopathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  2. 2
    Department of Internal Medicine, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
  1. Dr Kirti Gupta, Department of Pathology, Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, 160012 India; kirtigupta10{at}yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Visceral botryomycosis is rare, and documented sites are lung, brain, kidney, liver and prostate. This report describes a rare autopsy case of disseminated visceral botryomycosis, with bulky, grape-like botryomycotic vegetations in the heart, and similar abscesses in the lungs and bone marrow. This is the first such report in the literature to the best of our knowledge.

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  • Competing interests: None.

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