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  1. (pathology) Of, pertaining to, or accompanied by exudation
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In addition, the finding of treponemes within exudative lesions and positive serology aids the diagnosis.
Ascites or exudative peritonitis is present in about one-half of the cases of cancer of the liver.
The disease is diagnosed by ophthalmoscopy and can be classified into atrophic and exudative forms.
Today, some swine producers have totally abandoned the procedure or resect needle teeth only when sows are milking poorly or if exudative epidermitis is present in the herd.
In the exudative form, fluid can accumulate underneath the retina, as pigment epithelial detachments or subretinal neovascularization, and loss of vision is usually sudden.
However, the neovascular, exudative form results in serous or hemorrhagic detachment of retinal pigment epithelium and choroidal neovascularization.

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