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Table 1 List of the 12 syndrome categories used for classification of necropsy records by a text-mining tool, with examples of key terms that resulted in classification into the categories

From: The value of necropsy reports for animal health surveillance

Syndromic category Examples of diagnoses
Gastrointestinal system enteritis, colon perforation, mesenteric torsion, typhlocolitis, abomasitis
Respiratory system pneumonia, bronchitis, laryngitis, sinusitis, tracheitis
Heart endocarditis, cardiomyopathy, heart infarct, myocarditis
Lymphatic system lymphadenitis, splenitis, lymphomegaly, tonsillitis, splenic torsion
Reproductive system abortion, ovarian cyst, metritis, uterus torsion, vaginitis
Urinary system cystitis, kidney cyst, tubular necrosis, nephritis, bladder rupture
Neurologic system encephalitis, meningitis, brain edema, paralysis, brain abscess
Musculoskeletal system arthrosis, callus, fracture, muscle degeneration, osteochondrosis
Other hydrothorax, intoxication, otitis, skin perforation, dermatitis
Congenital malformation atresia, ectopy, heart malformation, septal defect, malformation
Neoplasia osteosarcoma, tumor, neoplasia, carcinoma, metastases
Serous membranes peritonitis, pleuritis, pericarditis, polyserositis, serositis