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Table 2 Signalment and CSF cytology of contemporary cases of NA

From: Twenty two cases of canine neural angiostrongylosis in eastern Australia (2002-2005) and a review of the literature

       CSF Data
Case No. Breed Age (weeks) Gender Month Protein (g/L) Nucleated Cells (× 10 6 /L) Eosinophils
        cells/μL %
1 Labrador 24 M May 0.3 270 232 86%
2 Golden Retriever 20 F May 0.5 4660 3,821 82%
3 Kelpie 24 F May 0.28 182 173 95%
4 Golden Retriever 16 F March 0.55 458 412 90%
5 Boxer 16 F May 0.55 458 389 85%
6 Miniature Poodle 16 M May 1.35 332 282 85%
7 Cross Bred 16 M June 1 146 145 99%
8 Beagle 20 F July 0.61 3651 3,505 96%
9 Australian Cattle Dog 48 F February 0.55 5952 4,940 83%
10 Staffordshire Terrier 8 F February 1.07 1,800 1,134 63%
11 Labrador 32 F April 1 6,970 5,576 80%
12 Labrador 192 F August 0.86 1782 1,550 87%
13* Boxer 48 M May 0.28 182.2 173 95%
14 Kelpie 96 F July 1 4683 4,449 95%
15 Staffordshire Bull Terrier 400 F November 1.28 6825 6,279 92%
16 Cross Bred 192 F April 0.11 4.5 0.23 5%
17 Maltese 96 M March 0.4 1746 1,397 80%
18 Dobermann 44 F June 2.82 6.2 1 13%
19* German Shorthaired-Pointer 288 M March 3.3 7860 4,716 60%
20 Rhodesian Ridgeback 32 F March 0.31 351 260 74%
21 Cross Bred 10 M May 0.86 132 125 95%
22* English Bulldog 16 M November 0.23 15 14 95%
  Median 28      401 86%
  1. * Cases 13, 19 and 22 were euthanased at their owner's request.