Reference : Ulcerative pododermatitis and disseminated erosive lesions associated with cowpox vir...
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Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/201291
Ulcerative pododermatitis and disseminated erosive lesions associated with cowpox virus infection in a domestic cat
English
Ludwig, Louisa mailto [Université de Liège > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires (DMI) > Virologie vétérinaire et maladies virales animales >]
Bohn, Jéromine [Université de Liège > Dép. clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés (DCA) > Pathologie médicale des petits animaux >]
Remy, Isabelle mailto [Université de Liège > Dép. clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés (DCA) > Pathologie médicale des petits animaux >]
Haegeman, Andy [Unit Vesicular and Exotic Diseases, Operational Direction Viral Diseases, Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Center – VAR – CODA – CERVA, Brussels, Belgium > > > >]
Heimann, Marianne [Anatomie pathologie vétérinaire pour animaux de compagnie (ANAPET sprl), Rue du Faubourg, 269, B-6110 Montigny-le-Tilleul, Belgium > > > >]
Mauroy, Axel mailto [Université de Liège > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires (DMI) > Virologie vétérinaire et maladies virales animales >]
de Clercq, Kris [Unit Vesicular and Exotic Diseases, Operational Direction Viral Diseases, Veterinary and Agrochemical Research Center – VAR – CODA – CERVA, Brussels, Belgium > > > >]
Thiry, Etienne mailto [Université de Liège > Département des maladies infectieuses et parasitaires (DMI) > Virologie vétérinaire et maladies virales animales >]
12-Aug-2016
Veterinary Record Case Reports
BMJ Publishing Group
Yes
International
2052-6121
London
United Kingdom
[en] The authors report on a case of feline cowpox virus infection associated with severe ulcerative dermatitis of a paw and disseminated erosive lesions. While the anamnesis of the cat being a known rodent-hunter, a typical seasonality of infection and the progression of clinical signs from a primary anterior lesion (forelimb) indicated a possible cowpox virus infection, the differential diagnosis was complicated by the resemblance of clinical signs to those induced by feline herpesvirus-dermatitis or feline calicivirus infection. These differential diagnoses were excluded by means of immunostaining and PCR, respectively. Detection of eosinophilic intracytoplasmic inclusion bodies in cells from biopsy material and positive PCR and sequencing results confirmed the diagnosis of cowpox virus infection. Genetic characterisation of the isolate, based on the highly diverse haemagglutinin gene, showed that the strain (Liege 2015; GenBank accession number: KU726584) clustered with other European isolates, mostly from exotic zoo animals.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/201291
10.1136/vetreccr-2016-000331

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