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Fetal mummification associated with porcine parvovirus infection.

@article{Mengeling1975FetalMA,
  title={Fetal mummification associated with porcine parvovirus infection.},
  author={William L. Mengeling and Randall Curry Cutlip and R. Alan Wilson and J B Parks and R F Marshall},
  journal={Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association},
  year={1975},
  volume={166 10},
  pages={
          993-5
        }
}
A crossbred gilt farrowed 2 mummified fetuses at term, but subsequently developed uterine inertia and became listless. The remaining 5 fetuses of the litter (4 mummified and 1 normal appearing) were collected by hysterectomy. Porcine parvovirus (PPV) was isolated from tissues of the mummified fetuses, and masses of viral antigen were detected throughout the same tissues when cryostat sections were examined by immunofluorescence microscopy. Serum from the normal-appearing fetus of this litter… 
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