Atypical rotavirus and villous epithelial cell syncytia in piglets

D. Chasey, Robert Higgins, M. Jeffrey, Jill Banks

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Histopathological examination of small and large intestine from piglets with enteritis has shown the presence of epithelial multinucleate syncytia. Syncytia were associated with a specific type of atypical rotavirus infection, determined by electron microscopy and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis analysis of viral RNA. The observations are consistent with similar previously described natural or experimental infections in other animals.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)217-222
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Comparative Pathology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • veterinary(all)


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