Paolo Stefano Marcato

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The superficial inguinal lymph nodes of 10 piglets which had died spontaneously of post-weaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS), in which the porcine circovirus type II (PCV-II) genome was revealed by PCR, were submitted to immunohistochemical investigation for CD4, CD8, IgM, MAC387, S-100 protein, vimentin and F-VIII-RA and compared with three normal(More)
The authors review the clinical, macro- and microscopical features, and pathogenesis of viral haemorrhagic disease (VHD) of rabbits and the European brown hare syndrome (EBHS). The two diseases share similar clinical and pathological manifestations involving an acute syndrome, sometimes accompanied by nervous and respiratory symptoms and epistaxis, and in(More)
Postweaning multisystemic wasting syndrome (PMWS) affects nursery and growing pigs, and is characterized by wasting, failure to thrive, pale skin, respiratory distress, diarrhoea and sometimes jaundice. Macroscopic findings are aspecific, but lymphocyte depletion in lymphoid tissues is one of the histological hallmarks [Vet. Q. 24 (2002) 109]. Spontaneous(More)
A retrospective collection of 171 lymphoid neoplasms (123 dogs and 48 cats) was classified according to the Revised European-American Lymphoma (REAL) classification, adopted in 2002 by the World Health Organization (WHO), to evaluate the WHO system for categorization of canine and feline neoplasms. Microscopic examination was performed after standard(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation between the histologic invasiveness (histologic stage) and various cell proliferation activity assays (quantity of argyrophil proteins associated with nucleolar organizer regions [AgNORs], mitotic activity, MIB1 [Ki67] immunohistochemical detection) for predicting the biologic behavior of malignant(More)
In the cat only 10 cases of mesothelioma, mainly of the peritoneum, have been previously reported. This paper describes a further 10 cases, eight pleural and two peritoneal, in males and females aged 1-17 years. Histologically, five tumours were epithelial, three fibrosarcomatous and two biphasic. Immunohistochemical markers used in human pathology for the(More)
Recent studies have stressed the importance of epithelial hyperproliferation in the pathogenesis of early lesions (parakeratotic hyperkeratosis) of the porcine gastric pars oesophagea (PO). In this study, immunohistochemical staining with Ki67 (clone MIB1) and AgNOR proteins silver staining were used to evaluate, by means of image analysis, cell(More)
The expression of laminin was studied to determine the distribution pattern of basement membranes (BMs) in normal testes and in a series of 40 canine testicular tumours (seminomas, Leydig and Sertoli cell tumours). BM was always present around seminiferous tubules and blood vessels in normal testes and in seminomas and Sertoli cell tumours of the(More)
Three different methods for evaluating mitotic activity (mitotic count, mitoses/area, mitotic index) were applied to different types of canine and feline solid tumors to determine the method that is most objective and correlates best with other parameters of cell proliferation. Mitotic activity was evaluated on toluidine blue stained histological sections.(More)
The objective of this study was to investigate the relationship between the accumulation of black dust matter in lungs (anthracosis) and primary lung cancer in dogs. A retrospective study was carried out on material from 35 dogs with primary lung cancer and 160 controls. The amount, histological appearance and birefringence of anthracosis were assessed in(More)