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  • SPECIES:
    • FELINE
  • SYSTEM:
    • HEMATOPOIETIC
  • ORGAN:
    • PERITONEAL CAVITY
  • DIAGNOSIS:
    • ABDOMINAL CAVITY. SEVERE, CHRONIC, MULTIFOCAL, PYOGRANULOMATOUS POLYSEROSITIS AND ABDOMINAL EFFUSION
  • CAUSE:
    • MUTATED FELINE CORONAVIRUS
  • CONTRIBUTOR:
    • QUESADA
  • INSTITUTION:
    • UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
  • GENPATH:
    • VIRAL
  • COMMENTS:
    • There is nothing else that looks like this disease in cats - the honey-colored, viscous high protein exudate from the abdomen (another good morphologic is exudative peritonitis) is just classic for feline infectious peritonitis.