An Atypical Porcine Proliferative Enteropathy of Malgrowth Piglets

Masuo SUEYOSHI, Akinobu ARIKAWA, Ryoko UEMURA, Kentaro NAKAMORI, Hiroshi NAGATOMO
2010 Journal of Veterinary Medical Science  
Two 60-day-old pigs showing clinical signs of malgrowth and diarrhea were diagnosed as atypical porcine proliferative enteropathy (PPE). The intestinal mucosal lesions in the piglets were characterized by the adenomatous proliferation of the crypt epithelium together with growth of small curved bacteria within the enterocytes. The lesions could be seen in the ileum and other portions of the intestine histologically, although no significant thickening of the gut wall could be observed grossly in
more » ... the present case. The macroscopic findings are extremely important for the diagnosis of PPE, however, this paper shows that the histopathological and/or immunohistochemical findings were also critical to identify the disease. KEY WORDS: intestine, Lawsonia intracellularis, poor growth, porcine proliferative enteropathy, swine.
doi:10.1292/jvms.10-0103 pmid:20543530 fatcat:7btxzsfwbjezha7cirh54hioz4