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Table 3 Number of cats per groupa with bronchoalveolar lavage eosinophilic cytology after L3 D. immitis infection

From: Heartworm-associated respiratory disease (HARD) induced by immature adult Dirofilaria immitis in cats

  Day 0 Day 110 Day 168 Day 240
Gradeb Group A Group B Group C Group A Group B Group C Group A Group B Group C Group A Group B Group C
0 10 8 9 8 4 1 9 5 3 9 4 4
1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 3
2 0 0 0 2 3 3 1 1 3 0 1 1
3 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 1 2 0 2 1
  1. aTreatment groups: Group A, selamectin topical; Group B, oral ivermectin initiated on Day 70 PI; Group C, infected, untreated
  2. bEosinophils as percent of nucleated cells on BAL by rank: Grade 0 < 16%, Grade 1 = 17–35%, Grade 2 = 36–60%, Grade 3 > 61%