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Clinical Exposures: Feline infectious peritonitis: Typical findings and a new PCR test


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CONCLUSION

FIP is an unusual and often fatal consequence of feline coronavirus infection in cats. It is an infectious disease for which there is no effective treatment and for which the mortality rate is 100%. Despite ongoing research in this field, it remains a disease of much controversy and confusion.

This case report was provided by Christopher Gibson, VMD, and Nicola Parry, BSc, MSc, BVSc, DACVP, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, North Grafton, MA 01536.

*Molecular Diagnostics, College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University; http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/index.pl/feline_infectious_peritonitis_virus.

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2. Simons FA, Vennema H, Rofina JE, et al. A mRNA PCR for the diagnosis of feline infectious peritonitis. J Virol Methods 2005;124:111-116.

3. Hartmann K, Binder C, Hirschberger J, et al. Comparison of different tests to diagnose feline infectious peritonitis. J Vet Intern Med 2003;17:781-790.


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