69 (6) 435-440

Title: 
THE “POST-WEANING MULTISYSTEMIC WASTING SYNDROME” IN BELGIUM
Author(s): 
P. Vyt, G. Labarque, M. Bos, H. Nauwynck, S. Roels, C. Miry, M. Pensaert, R. Ducatelle
Abstract: 

At the end of 1999 symptoms resembling the “postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome” (PMWS) were mentioned in the field. This article describes three cases in which the clinical symptoms could be confirmed by histopathology. In two cases electron microscopic examination revealed the presence of small aggregates of virus-like particles that were circular and had a diameter of 14 to 17 nm. In the third case, virologic examination demonstrated the presence of porcine circovirus (PCV) type 2. The clinical and (histo)pathological findings and the discussion about this syndrome and its etiology are briefly described to focus the attention of the practitioner.

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