This is the post-mortem specimen of a patient with weight loss
a. What does the picture show?
Vegetation on the bicuspid valves.
The patient had infective endocarditis.
b. What are the most common pathogens?
The most common pathogens are:
c. What ocular signs may be present?
Ocular features include:
Roth spots (retinal haemorrhages with a white centre)
retinal occlusion from infective emboli
endophthalmitis from infective emboli.
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