Disease not genetic but infectious: multiple tuberculomas and fibrinous pericarditis as symptoms pathognomonic for tuberculosis of Frederic Chopin

@article{Witt2018DiseaseNG,
  title={Disease not genetic but infectious: multiple tuberculomas and fibrinous pericarditis as symptoms pathognomonic for tuberculosis of Frederic Chopin},
  author={Michał Witt and Artur Szklener and Wojciech M. Marchwica and Tadeusz Dobosz},
  journal={Journal of Applied Genetics},
  year={2018},
  volume={59},
  pages={471-473}
}
Chopin’s heart, generally enlarged, presented morphologic features pathognomonic for fibrinous pericarditis presumably of tubercular origin: multiple nodular hyalinization foci—tuberculomas and fibrillary coating covering the whole surface of pericardium (“frosted heart”). We show that these features differ significantly from post mortem-formed inorganic crystalline deposits, mold colonies, or fat deposits known from various preserved anatomical objects stored for a long period of time. In our… 
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