Atlas of pathology
Where: cardiovascular system
A diffuse, severe and well organized yellowish fibrinous exudate is strongly attached to the pericardial surface giving a rough aspect to the organ. This discharge is due to the exit of fibrinogen from the vascular deparment due to a endothelial damage related to bacterial toxins. This finding could be associated with chronic fibrinous peritonitis and pleuritis.
A common cause of this lesions is Haemophilus parasuis (Glässer disease). Differential diagnosis should also include Streptococcal infections and Mycoplasma hyorhinis.