Concurrent oral shedding of feline calicivirus and feline herpesvirus 1 in cats with chronic gingivostomatitis

M. J. Lommer, Frank J Verstraete

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Abstract

Oral mucosal salivary samples were collected from 25 cats with chronic gingivostomatitis and 24 cats with periodontal disease. Viral culture and isolation of feline calicivirus and feline herpesvirus 1 were performed. Eighty-eight per cent of cats with chronic gingivostomatitis were shedding both viruses, compared to 21% of cats without chronic oral inflammatory disease. Cats with chronic gingivostomatitis are significantly more likely to concurrently shed both feline calicivirus and feline herpesvirus 1 than are cats with classical periodontal disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalOral Microbiology and Immunology
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2003

Keywords

  • Cats
  • Feline calicivirus
  • Feline herpesvirus 1
  • Stomatitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Dentistry(all)

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