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Table 4 Identification of intraerythrocytic inclusions and PCR results in the five cats infected with Cytauxzoon sp

From: First report of Cytauxzoon sp. infection in domestic cats in Switzerland: natural and transfusion-transmitted infections

Parameter Case Day 0 (presentation) Week 1 (days 1–7) Week 2 (days 8–14) Weeks 4–5 (days 22–35) Week 10 (days 64–70) Week 17 (days 113–119) Weeks 38–39 (days 260–273) Week 122 (days 848–854)
Intraerythrocytic inclusions 1 positive positive positive na positive positive negative na
2 positive positive positive na positive negative negative na
3 positive positive positive na positive negative negative na
4 negative positive positive negative na na negative na
5 na na na na na na na na
PCR for Cytauxzoon sp.a 1 na positive na positive positive positive positive positive
2 positive positive na positive positive positive positive positive
3 positive positive na positive positive positive positive positive
4 negative positive na positive na na negative na
5 na na na positive na na na na
  1. Note: Cases 1–3 were treated with azithromycin and atovaquone from day 1 to 10 and from day 77 to 86. Case 4 was treated with azithromycin from day 6 to 21 and from day 260 to 270 and with atovaquone from day 11 to 21
  2. Abbreviation: na not applicable
  3. aScreened by real-time PCR and confirmed by conventional PCR and sequencing