Between 1990 and 1993, 61 outbreaks of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) were reported in Lombardy, Northern Italy. In this study, gross pathological examination was carried out on 3129 slaughtered cattle, 716 of which (22.9%) showed typical CBPP Pulmonary lesions. Single or multiple renal infarets at different stages of development were observed in 88 (12.2%) of these 716 cattle. The kidneys of 77 cattle whose lungs showed typical CBPP lesions and were bacteriologically and immunohistochemically mic positive for the small colony type of Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides (M. m. mycoides SC) were selected and submitted to histological, immunohistochemical and bacteriological examination. Histologically, in chronic CBPP cases, infarets were characterized by fibrosis, calcification of cortical tubules and tubular atrophy, accompanied by the presence of interstitial inflammatory infiltrates composed of lymphocytes, plasma cells and histiocytes. M.m mycoides SC antigen was detected immunohistochemically in 65 (84.4%) of the 77 kidneys examined. The antigen was detected in the lumen of blood vessels and in glomerular cells. Immunolabelled interstitial cells and tubular epithelial cells were seen in chronic cases only. M. ni. mycoides SC was isolated from the kidneys of 12 animals(15.6%) and more frequently in cases with renal infarcts. This study confirms previous observations that demonstrated a renal involvement ill cases of CBPP. Moreover, the immunohistochemical results indicated that M. m. mycoides SC antigen was frequently detectable in different renal structures and cells in spontaneous cases of CBPP.

Pathological, immunohistochemical and bacteriological findings in kidneys of cattle with contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) / V. Grieco, M. Boldini, M. Luini, M. Finazzi, G. Mandelli, E. Scanziani. - In: JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE PATHOLOGY. - ISSN 0021-9975. - 124:2/3(2001), pp. 95-101. [10.1053/jcpa.2000.0433]

Pathological, immunohistochemical and bacteriological findings in kidneys of cattle with contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP)

V. Grieco
Primo
;
M. Finazzi;G. Mandelli
Penultimo
;
E. Scanziani
Ultimo
2001

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Between 1990 and 1993, 61 outbreaks of contagious bovine pleuropneumonia (CBPP) were reported in Lombardy, Northern Italy. In this study, gross pathological examination was carried out on 3129 slaughtered cattle, 716 of which (22.9%) showed typical CBPP Pulmonary lesions. Single or multiple renal infarets at different stages of development were observed in 88 (12.2%) of these 716 cattle. The kidneys of 77 cattle whose lungs showed typical CBPP lesions and were bacteriologically and immunohistochemically mic positive for the small colony type of Mycoplasma mycoides subspecies mycoides (M. m. mycoides SC) were selected and submitted to histological, immunohistochemical and bacteriological examination. Histologically, in chronic CBPP cases, infarets were characterized by fibrosis, calcification of cortical tubules and tubular atrophy, accompanied by the presence of interstitial inflammatory infiltrates composed of lymphocytes, plasma cells and histiocytes. M.m mycoides SC antigen was detected immunohistochemically in 65 (84.4%) of the 77 kidneys examined. The antigen was detected in the lumen of blood vessels and in glomerular cells. Immunolabelled interstitial cells and tubular epithelial cells were seen in chronic cases only. M. ni. mycoides SC was isolated from the kidneys of 12 animals(15.6%) and more frequently in cases with renal infarcts. This study confirms previous observations that demonstrated a renal involvement ill cases of CBPP. Moreover, the immunohistochemical results indicated that M. m. mycoides SC antigen was frequently detectable in different renal structures and cells in spontaneous cases of CBPP.
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