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November 1, 1941

FINAL REPORT ON THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE ORGANISM OF THE PREVIOUSLY REPORTED CASE OF SUBACUTE ENDOCARDITIS AND SYSTEMIC MYCOSIS (MONILIA)

Author Affiliations

Brooklyn Pathologist, Cumberland Hospital; Bethesda, Md. Senior Mycologist. National Institute of Health

JAMA. 1941;117(18):1533-1534. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.72820440001010
Abstract

In the report of the first case of subacute endocarditis with systematic moniliasis ever to have been clinically diagnosed and published1 it was not possible to state the identity of the causative organism, although it was definitely known to be a species of Candida (Monilia). Since then, however, studies of cultures which had been submitted to the Division of Infectious Diseases of the U. S. Public Health Service have led to the definite identification of the fungus as Candida (Monilia) parakrusei. Because numerous requests have been made for the final results of our studies, it was deemed advisable to publish them at this time.

The following, therefore, is a brief summary of the mycologic studies of the organism, including some of the more pertinent features mentioned in the previous publication. The present report also affords us the opportunity to publish a reproduction of a photomicrograph of a typical smear

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