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Table 1 Summary of signalment, clinical findings and diagnostics tests results in six cats with cutaneous leishmaniosis

From: Clinical and diagnostic aspects of feline cutaneous leishmaniosis in Venezuela

Cat ID Signalment and clinical description (city) ELISA (EU) Western blot (bands kDa) Microscopical observations Leishmania spp. kinetoplast qPCR Leishmania spp. ITS1 qPCR
L. infantum L. braziliensis L. infantum L. braziliensis Cytology Biopsy H/E IHC Blood Skin lesions Skin lesions
Biopsy Cytology Biopsy Cytology
FeV1 Adult, male, ulcerative nodular lesion on the nose (Cabudare) − 4.5 − 7.1 + (14, 18, 22, 38) + np np np np
FeV2 Adult, female, ulcerative nodular lesion in the nose pinna and interdigital area (Cabudare) − 2.4 − 3.7 + + + np np
FeV3 8 months male ulcerated nodule on the nose (Quíbor) + 22.5 + 27.2 + (16–20, 24–30, 46) + (14–20, 24–36, 42, 46–52) + + + + + +b
FeV4a Adult, female, ulcerative lesion in the pinna (Quíbor) np np np np + np np + np + np +c
FeV5 Adult, female, ulcerative nodular lesion in the nose (Barquisimeto) − 6.2 − 9.0 + (18, 24, 28, 65, 70) + + + + + +
FeV6 Adult, female nasal ulcer (Barquisimeto) + 38.0 + 52.5 + (16, 28, 30–36, 42, 46, 70) + + + + + np np
  1. Abbreviations: np not performed, + positive, − negative
  2. aSerum was not available
  3. b100% identity with L. mexicana ITS1 (AB558250.1) identified also as L. mexicana by RFLP
  4. c93% identity with L. mexicana ITS1 (GenBank: AB558250.1)