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Table 4 Distribution of feline hemoplasma infection in client-owned cats in accordance with different haematological findings, and the presence or absence of clinical signs

From: Epidemiological study of hemotropic mycoplasmas (hemoplasmas) in cats from central Spain

Variable Total no. of cats (%) Number of positive cats (%)
Any hemoplasmas Mhf CMhm CMt Mhf + CMhm CMt + CMhm CMt + Mhf
  456 41 (9.0) 10 (3.2) 36 (7.9) 2 (0.4) 5 (1.1) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2)
Clinical signs 425        
 Yes 325 (76.5) 29 (8.9) 8 (2.5) 24 (7.4) 1 (0.3) 3 (0.9) 0 1 (0.3)
 No 100 (23.5) 5 (5.0) 1 (1.0) 5 (5.0) 0 1 (1.0) 0 0
Coronavirus seropositivity 304        
 Yes 10 (3.3) 1 (10.0) 1 (10.0) 1 (10.0) 0 1 (10.0) 0 0
 No 294 (96.7) 24 (8.2) 6 (2.0) 21 (7.1) 1 (0.3) 3 (1.0) 0 1 (0.3)
Haematology
RBC (× 106 μl) 331        
 High (> 10) 60 (18.1) 4 (6.7) 0 4 (6.7) 0 0 0 0
 Normal (5–10) 251 (75.8) 23 (9.2) 3 (1.2) 21 (8.4) 2 (0.8) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4)
 Low (< 5) 20 (6.0) 6 (30.0)* 2 (10.0)* 5 (25)* 0 1 (5.0) 0 0
HGB (g/dl) 407        
 High (> 15) 16 (3.9) 1 (6.2) 0 1 (6.2) 0 1 (6.2) 0 0
 Normal (9–15) 332 (81.6) 26 (7.8) 6 (1.8) 23 (6.9) 2 (0.6) 3 (0.9) 0 1 (0.3)
 Low (< 9) 59 (14.5) 12 (20.3)* 2 (3.4) 11 (18.6)* 0 0 1 (1.7) 0
Haematocrit (%) 410        
 High (> 45) 22 (5.4) 1 (4.5) 0 1 (4.5) 0 0 0 0
 Normal (24–45) 360 (87.8) 32 (8.9) 6 (1.7) 29 (8.1) 2 (0.6) 3 (0.8) 1 (0.3) 1 (0.3)
 Low (< 24) 28 (6.8) 6 (21.4)* 2 (7.1) 5 (17.9) 0 1 (3.6) 0 0
MCV (fl) 333        
 High (> 55) 5 (1.5) 2 (40.0) 1 (20.0) 1 (20.0) 1 (20.0) 0 1 (20.0) 0
 Normal (39–55) 252 (75.7) 25 (9.9) 4 (1.6) 23 (9.1) 1 (0.4) 2 (0.8) 0 1 (0.4)
 Low (< 39) 76 (22.8) 4 (7.9) 0 6 (7.9) 0 0 0 0
MCH (pg) 335        
 High (> 17.5) 7 (2.1) 2 (28.6) 1 (12.5) 1 (14.3) 1 (12.5) 0 1 (12.5) 0
 Normal (12.5–17.5) 273 (81.5) 27 (9.9) 3 (1.1) 25 (9.2) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4) 0 1 (0.4)
 Low (< 12.5) 55 (16.4) 4 (7.3) 1 (1.8) 4 (7.3) 0 1 (1.8) 0 0
MCHC (g/dl) 405        
 High (> 36) 10 (2.5) 2 (20.0) 1 (10.0) 1 (10.0) 1 (10.0) 0 0 1 (10.0)
 Normal (30–36) 381 (94.1) 36 (9.4) 6 (1.6) 34 (8.9) 1 (0.3) 4 (1.0) 1 (0.3) 0
 Low (< 30) 14 (3.5) 1 (7.1) 1 (7.1) 0 0 0 0 0
Leukocytes (× 103 μl) 408        
 High (> 14) 77 (18.9) 5 (6.5) 1 (1.3) 5 (6.5) 0 1 (1.3) 0 0
 Normal (5.5–14) 273 (66.9) 29 (10.6) 7 (2.6) 25 (9.2) 2 (0.7) 3 (1.1) 1 (0.4) 1 (0.4)
 Low (< 5.5) 58 (14.2) 5 (8.6) 0 5 (8.6) 0 0 0 0
Platelets (× 103 μl) 148        
 High (> 800) 12 (8.1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
 Normal (800–300) 60 (40.5) 6 (10.0) 3 (5.0) 5 (8.3) 0 2 (3.3) 0 0
 Low (< 300) 76 (51.3) 7 (9.2) 1 (1.3) 7 (9.2) 0 1 (1.3) 0 0
  1. Abbreviations: CMhmCandidatus Mycoplasma haemominutum”, Mhf Mycoplasma haemofelis, CMtCandidatus Mycoplasma turicensis”, RBC red blood cell count, HGB haemoglobin concentration, MCV mean corpuscular haemoglobin, MCH mean corpuscular haemoglobin, MCHC mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration
  2. *Statistically significant differences (P < 0.05)