Pathological studies on camelpox lesions of the respiratory system in the United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Kinne, Jörg and Cooper, John E. and Wernery, U. (1998) Pathological studies on camelpox lesions of the respiratory system in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Journal of Comparative Pathology, 118 (4). pp. 257-266. ISSN 0021-9975. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Three dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius), which died from generalized camelpox with lesions in the respiratory system, were investigated. Histopathological lesions in the lung consisted of small, sometimes confluent foci of proliferated bronchial epithelium, necrosis and fibrosis. Orthopoxvirus cameli was demonstrated in all three cases by transmission electron microscopy and the virus was isolated from the lung and trachea on Dubca cells. It was proved by restriction enzyme analysis of the viral DNA that the isolates were identical. Immunohistochemical examination showed numerous poxvirus antigen-positive cells in the bronchial epithelia. Immunolabelled material was found in bronchial epithelial cells with hydropic degeneration and in infiltrating macrophages.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Biosciences
Depositing User: M.A. Ziai
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2009 22:22
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2014 10:23
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/17398 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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