Enterocolitis associated with dual infection by Clostridium piliforme and feline panleukopenia virus in three kittens.

@article{Ikegami1999EnterocolitisAW,
  title={Enterocolitis associated with dual infection by Clostridium piliforme and feline panleukopenia virus in three kittens.},
  author={Tetsuro Ikegami and Kinji Shirota and Koichi Goto and Akira Takakura and Takeshi Itoh and Shiho Kawamura and Yumi Une and Yasuo Nomura and Keishi Fujiwara},
  journal={Veterinary pathology},
  year={1999},
  volume={36 6},
  pages={613-5}
}
Dual infection by Clostridium piliforme and feline panleukopenia virus (FPLV) was found in three kittens. In all cases, we found focal necrosis and desquamation of epithelial cells with occasional neutrophil infiltration in the large intestine. Large filamentous bacilli and spores were observed in the epithelium by using the Warthin-Starry method. Electron microscopy revealed the vegetative forms with characteristic peritrichous flagella and spore forms. Immunohistochemically, these bacilli… CONTINUE READING