Description of feline nonsuppurative meningoencephalomyelitis ('staggering disease') and studies of its etiology

N. Nowotny, H. Weissenbock

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A spontaneous neurological disease in domestic cats is described. The clinical signs included staggering gait, hind limb ataxia, and paresis. Histologically, a nonsuppurative meningoencephalomyelitis with a characteristic distribution pattern was found, indicating a viral etiology. In serum samples from diseased cats, antibodies to Borna disease virus were demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1668-1669
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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