A fluorescent-antibody study of the pathogenesis of infectious laryngotracheitis.

@article{Hitchner1977AFS,
  title={A fluorescent-antibody study of the pathogenesis of infectious laryngotracheitis.},
  author={Stephen Hitchner and Jorge Fabricant and T. J. Bagust},
  journal={Avian diseases},
  year={1977},
  volume={21 2},
  pages={
          185-94
        }
}
A study of the pathogenesis of infectious laryngotracheitis (ILT) by the fluorescent-antibody (FA) technique in birds inoculated ocularly, intratracheally, by vent brush, and by aerosol revealed that the epithelium of the conjunctiva and respiratory tract are the tissues actively infected by natural routes of infection. The virus propagated at the sites of initial exposure but there was no evidence of spread by viremia. Viral antigen was detected 2-7 days postexposure and rarely thereafter… CONTINUE READING

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