Calves immunized (sensitized) with alcide-inactivated bluetongue virus (BTV) developed immunoglobulin (Ig) E-specific antibody to BTV. Development of clinically apparent disease occurred after challenge with virulent BTV, and lesions correlated with peak levels of virus-specific IgE, an eosinophilic dermatitis, and high concentrations of histamine in the skin. IgE may be important in the pathogenesis of clinical bluetongue (BT) disease in cattle.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Progress in Clinical and Biological Research|
|State||Published - 1985|
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