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Table 4 Associations between histological alterations in the liver and hematological parameters

From: Assessment of histological liver alterations in dogs naturally infected with Leishmania infantum

Histological changeRed blood cellsHemoglobinHematocritLeukocytes (×103)
Medianp25–p75Medianp25–p75Medianp25–p75Medianp25–p75
Portal inflammation
 Absent5.785.72–5.84 (n = 2)12.512.3–12.7 (n = 2)37.437.1–37.7 (n = 2)11.411.2–11.6 (n = 2)
 Discreet5.07*4.23–5.95 (n = 39)10.6*9.0–12.8 (n = 39)31.7*27.0–37.9 (n = 39)14.110.3–17.5 (n = 39)
 Moderate4.13*3.88–5.26 (n = 15)9.7*8.7–11.5 (n = 15)30*24.5–35.5 (n = 15)13.79.0–18.5 (n = 15)
 Intense2.732.7–3.2 (n = 3)6.64.8–7.5 (n = 3)18.215.0–21.0 (n = 3)13.27.5–16.2 (n = 3)
Perivascular inflammation
 Absent5.723.9–5.84 (n = 3)12.38.8–12.7 (n = 3)37.125.0–37.7 (n = 3)11.611.2–15.8 (n = 3)
 Discreet5.07*4.28–5.94 (n = 33)10.6*9.0–12.8 (n = 33)32.0*27.6–38.4 (n = 33)13.910.2–17.4 (n = 33)
 Moderate4.68*3.96–5.66 (n = 19)10.3*9.0–11.8 (n = 19)30.4*25.8–36.7 (n = 19)13.79.0–18.5 (n = 19)
 Intense2.902.7–3.68 (n = 4)6.855.25–8.3 (n = 4)18.915.8–23.3 (n = 4)14.79.52–32.25 (n = 4)
  1. Abbreviations: p25, 25th percentile; p75, 75th percentile
  2. P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01