- In dry FIP, granulomatous lesions develop in a variety of organs and the clinical signs reflect the organs involved.
- Most frequently affected are organs in the abdominal cavity, particularly liver and kidney.
- Other common sites include the central nervous system (dry FIP is the most common lesion of the CNS in necropsy surveys) and eye.
- The most common presenting signs are therefore chronic pyrexia, weight loss and depression if abdominal organs are most affected.
- Lesions in the central nervous system may lead to a variety of neurological signs including ataxia, paresis or paralysis, nystagmus, fits and behavioural changes, and lesions in the eye often present as uveitis.
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