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Whipple Pancarditis as a Cause of Heart Failure

Ram Y. Gordon, MD; Emily Blumberg, MD; Susan C. Brozena, MD; and Billie Fyfe, MD
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From University of Pennsylvania, and MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA.

Acknowledgments: The authors thank Marta Torres-Quinones for photographic support and Roberto Nicosia, MD, PhD, and James Diven for support of the ultrastructural analysis.

Ann Intern Med. 2004;140(8):673-674. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-140-8-200404200-00036
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Endomyocardial biopsy specimen on electron microscopy.

Ultrastructural view of cardiac interstitium demonstrating longitudinal section and cross-section through a rod-shaped bacterium an average of 0.2 µ in diameter and 1.2 µ in length. Note the double rigid cell wall.

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