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Descriptor English:   Porcine Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome 
Descriptor Spanish:   Síndrome Multisistémico de Emaciación Posdestete Porcino 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Síndrome Definhante Multissistêmico de Suínos Desmamados 
Synonyms English:   Postweaning Multisystemic Wasting Syndrome, Porcine  
Tree Number:   C02.256.200.500
C22.905.690
Definition English:   A worldwide emerging disease of weaned piglets first recognized in swine herds in western Canada in 1997. This syndrome is characterized by progressive weight loss, rapid (tachypnea) and difficult (dyspnea) breathing, and yellowing of skin. PMWS is caused by PORCINE CIRCOVIRUS infection, specifically type 2 or PCV-2. 
History Note English:   2007 
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CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
ET etiology GE genetics
HI history IM immunology
ME metabolism MI microbiology
MO mortality NU nursing
PS parasitology PA pathology
PP physiopathology PC prevention & control
PX psychology RT radiotherapy
SU surgery TH therapy
TM transmission UR urine
VI virology  
Record Number:   52153 
Unique Identifier:   D053570 

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