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Table 1 Correlation between the level of antibodies, the clinicopathological alterations and the blood parasitemia at diagnosis

From: Early reduction of Leishmania infantum-specific antibodies and blood parasitemia during treatment in dogs with moderate or severe disease

Parameter (units) Spearman’s correlation coefficient (rs) P-value
UPC ratio 0.412 0.021*
Total protein (g/dl) 0.698 < 0.0001*
Albumin (g/dl) -0.381 0.020*
Beta-globulins (g/dl) 0.285 0.102
Gamma-globulins (g/dl) 0.790 < 0.0001*
Hematocrit (%) -0.414 0.012*
Hemoglobin (g/dl) -0.376 0.024*
Blood parasitemia (parasites/ml) 0.448 0.006*
  1. UPC ratio, urinary protein creatinine ratio
  2. *Statistically significant P-values