(Of a microorganism) tending to attack or affect the viscera.
- Isolates that cause the respiratory-nervous syndrome, even those that are highly pathogenic, usually produce few or no distinct gross lesions; however, isolates that cause viscerotropic syndrome often do.
- In the reports of viscerotropic disease, 14% have a history of thymus disease with subsequent thymectomy.
- These same viscerotropic viruses may cause typical signs and lesions of VVND when inoculated into chickens.
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