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Table 2 Histopathological findings in goats naturally infected with PPR virus

From: Natural peste des petits ruminants virus infection in Black Bengal goats: virological, pathological and immunohistochemical investigation

Carcass no Lungs Gastro intestinal changes Lymphoid organs (depletion and necrosis) Remarks
Congestion Proliferative changes in alveoli Bronchitis/bronchiolitis Presence of syncytia Sero-fibrinous exudates Desquamation and inflammation Depletion in Payers patches MLN Spleen  
1 + + + - - ++ + + + **
2 +++ - ++ - + - - - - *
3 + + + - - + + + + ***
4 ++ - + - - - - +/- + *
5 + + + - - + + - - **
6 +++ - ++ + + + - - - *
7 ++ - + - - + + - - *
8 + + + + - - + + ++ ***
9 ++ - ++ - + ++ - + + **
10 + - + - - ++ - - - **
11 + + + + - + + + + ***
12 ++   + - - ++ - - - **
13 + + + + - - - - - *
14 + - + - - ++ - + + **
15 + - + - - + - - - **
  1. *Died within 24-48 hours, **= 3 - 5 days, ***Died after 7 days, MLN: Mesenteric lymph node, + = visible, ++ = prominent, +++ = severe.