Excessive porcine circovirus type 2 antibody titres may trigger the development of porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome: a case-control study.

@article{Wellenberg2004ExcessivePC,
  title={Excessive porcine circovirus type 2 antibody titres may trigger the development of porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome: a case-control study.},
  author={Gerard J Wellenberg and Norbert Stockhofe-Zurwieden and Moniek De Jong and Wim J. A. Boersma and Armin R. W. Elbers},
  journal={Veterinary microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={99 3-4},
  pages={203-14}
}
In a case-control study, the role of porcine circovirus 2 (PCV2) and putative co-factors in the development of porcine dermatitis and nephropathy syndrome (PDNS) were investigated. Pigs with and without PDNS were examined for macroscopic lesions and histopathology. In addition, organs and tissues were collected at necropsy and examined for the presence of fibrinous deposits (immune complexes), CD8+ cells, and for the presence of bacterial and viral infections. Results from PDNS cases were… CONTINUE READING