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Section through a vegetation in malignant rheumatic endocarditis (2)

In this photograph, the necrotic tissue contains myriads of diplococci. (Source: Poynton FJ. Clinical lectures on rheumatic fever. I. Endocarditis in childhood considered as a symptom of infective diseases. Int Clin 1903;3[13th series]:181-94.)

Associated Disorders

  • Arthritis
  • Athetosis
  • Carditis
  • Chorea gravidarum
  • Obsessive-compulsive behavior
  • Rheumatic fever
  • Streptococcal pharyngitis