Bracht–Wachter bodies are a finding in infective endocarditis consisting of yellow-white miliary spots in the myocardium.
Histologically, these are collections of chronic inflammatory cells, mainly lymphocytes and histiocytes.
They were described by two Germans, Erich Franz Eugen Bracht, a pathologist and obstetrician-gynecologist, and Hermann Julius Gustav Wächter, a physician.
Other findings in infective endocarditis are:
- Osler's nodes
- Janeway lesions
- Roth's spots
- Flea-bitten kidneys- pyemic spots
- "Bracht-Wächter bodies" at Dorland's Medical Dictionary
- "Definition: Bracht-Wachter lesion from Online Medical Dictionary". Retrieved 2008-12-22.
- 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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