Ultrastructural Evidence for the Viral Etiology of Feline Infectious Peritonitis

@article{Zook1968UltrastructuralEF,
  title={Ultrastructural Evidence for the Viral Etiology of Feline Infectious Peritonitis},
  author={Bernard C. Zook and Norval W. King and R. L. Robison and H. L. McCombs},
  journal={Veterinary Pathology},
  year={1968},
  volume={5},
  pages={91 - 95}
}
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 the endoplasmic reticulum of the mesothelial cells in areas of inflammation, were found by electron microscopy and may be the etiologic agent. No bacterium or mycoplasma was cultured from peritoneal exudate, nor identified in affected tissues. 
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