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  • SPECIES:
    • PORCINE
  • SYSTEM:
    • HEMATOPOIETIC
  • ORGAN:
    • SPLEEN
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • SPLENOMEGALY DUE TO ASF
  • CAUSE:
    • PORCINE ASFARVIRUS
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • GREGG
  • INSTITUTION:
    • USDA FOREIGN ANIMAL DISEASE DIAGNOSTIC LAB, PLUM ISLAND
  • GENPATH:
    • VIRAL
  • COMMENTS:
    • Enlarged dark spleen. In an infection by a highly virulent ASFV, the spleen is greatly enlarged, dark and friable as a result of extensive necrosis in the spleen.