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Table 2 Hepatozoon spp. PCR results in eight tissues of foxes found with (positive) or without (negative) wheel-spoke meronts by histopathological examination of bone marrow

From: Molecular and histopathological detection of Hepatozoon canis in red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) from Portugal

Histopathology PCR (no. of positive samples/no. of samples tested)
Blood Bone marrow Heart Hind leg muscle Liver Lung Lymph node Spleen
Positive (n = 6) 5/6 6/6 6/6 4/6 6/6 6/6 6/6 6/6
Negative (n = 6) 6/6* 6/6 4/6 3/6 5/6 6/6 5/6 5/6
  1. * Inclusion of histopathologically negative foxes was based on a positive blood PCR result.