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A synopsis of feline infectious peritonitis virus infection

  title={A synopsis of feline infectious peritonitis virus infection},
  author={Niels C Pedersen},
This synopsis is taken from a much larger and more scientifically comprehensive review of FIP literature from the period 1963 through 2008. Although more technical than the Q&A format review also provided on the SOCKFIP website, it should prove helpful to those people with the desire to obtain more in depth knowledge of this disease. It is also hoped that the inclusion of references will demonstrate the amount of actual peer-reviewed research that has been done on the disease and tol make… 


Feline infectious peritonitis: a review of clinicopathological changes in 65 cases, and a critical assessment of their diagnostic value
None of the laboratory tests, including coronavirus serology, had good sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of the disease and the presence of multiple abnormalities compatible with the disease increased the specificity but decreased the sensitivity of the diagnosis.
Virologic and immunologic aspects of feline infectious peritonitis virus infection.
  • N. Pedersen
  • Medicine
    Advances in experimental medicine and biology
  • 1987
Experiments will be presented, and literature cited, that will allow to make the following assumptions about the pathogenesis of FIPV infection: 1) FIPVs and FECVs represent a spectrum of viruses that differ only in infectivity and virulence.
Ultrastructural Evidence for the Viral Etiology of Feline Infectious Peritonitis
Filtration studies indicate that the causative agent of feline infectious (fibrinous) peritonitis is less than 200 mμ in smallest dimension. Viral particles 94 mμ in diameter, within and budding into
[Clinical symptoms and diagnosis of feline infectious peritonitis].
Body effusions from 197 cats and blood serum samples from 252 cats, where Feline Infectious Peritonitis (FIP) was part of the differential diagnosis, were analysed and the rivalta test was highly sensitive for FIP.
Extraperitoneal Lesions in Feline Infectious Peritonitis
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Treatment of cats with feline infectious peritonitis
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Feline coronavirus in the intestinal contents of cats with feline infectious peritonitis
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Prevalence of feline infectious peritonitis in specific cat breeds☆
Sexual intact cats and purebreed cats were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with FIP; males and young cats also had a higher prevalence of disease.
A feline case of isolated fourth ventricle with syringomyelia suspected to be related with feline infectious peritonitis.
A one-year-old female cat was unable to stand and diagnosed with an isolated fourth ventricle (IFV) with syringomyelia, and it was suspected that the IFV, detected in the cat, was associated with FIP encephalomyelitis.
Papular cutaneous lesions in a cat associated with feline infectious peritonitis
Non‐pruritic cutaneous lesions, characterized by slightly raised intradermal papules over the dorsal neck and over both lateral thoracic walls, were recognized at the end stage of the disease.