Key words: avian pathology, granulomatous myocarditis, histochemistry, molecular biology, polymerase chain reaction, Candida albicans, avian, canary, Serinus canaria
On microscopic examination, a granulomatous myocarditis was observed, with coalescing intralesional granulomas characterized by a necrotic core that showed no evidence of dystrophic calcification.
On the basis of the above findings, a diagnosis of granulomatous myocarditis caused by C albicans was made.
Since GCM was described as distinct from granulomatous myocarditis
by Tesluk (2) in 1956, its diagnosis and management has evolved tremendously with the advent of endomyocardial biopsy and establishment of an international registry, despite the relative scarcity of cases.