Bracht–Wachter bodies

Bracht–Wachter bodies are a finding in infective endocarditis[1] consisting of yellow-white miliary spots in the myocardium.

Histologically, these are collections of chronic inflammatory cells, mainly lymphocytes[2] and histiocytes.


They were described by two Germans, Erich Franz Eugen Bracht, a pathologist and obstetrician-gynecologist, and Hermann Julius Gustav Wächter, a physician.[3]

Other findings in infective endocarditis are:


  1. "Bracht-Wächter bodies" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
  2. "Definition: Bracht-Wachter lesion from Online Medical Dictionary". Retrieved 2008-12-22.
  3. Bracht, E., and Wachter: Beitrage zur Aetiologie und pathologischen Anatomic der Myocarditis rheumatica, Deutsch. Arch. f. klin. Med., Leipz., 1909, xcvi, 493.

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