A 45 year old woman suffered polyuria and polydypsia, and had lost 12kg weight in 2
years, in spite of a good appetite. During the 6 days prior to admission, she was faint, weak and vomiting. On examination, glycosuria was noted. Fasting blood sugar was 20 mmol/l; BP 150/100. She died suddenly 2 days later.
Macroscopic description: The heart shows fatty change of the myocardium. Two centimetres from its origin, the right coronary artery was thrombosed for a distance of 5 cm.
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