Evaluación del examen hematológico en el diagnóstico de ehrlichiosis canina

Translated title of the contribution: Evaluation of the hematology test in the diagnosis of canine ehrlichiosis

Luis Antonio Hoyos Sifuentes, E. Olga Li, S. Arnaldo Alvarado, A. Francisco Suárez, Diego Diaz Coahila

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Abstract

The present study evaluated the level of agreement between the hematology test and the direct ELISA assay for the diagnosis of canine ehrlichiosis. It was used 77 samples from dogs with clinical signs compatible with canine ehrlichiosis and 20 control samples from the Hospital of Small Animals of the Veterinary Medicine Faculty, San Marcos National University. The results showed 84.7 ± 11.0% of concordance by the Kappa test. Likewise, the thrombocytopenia, leukopenia, anemia and history of tick infestation were significantly related (p<0.05) to clinical evidence of the disease. The results revealed that the hematology test was important in the diagnosis of canine ehrlichiosis and that the direct ELISA was an excellent confirmatory test.

Translated title of the contributionEvaluation of the hematology test in the diagnosis of canine ehrlichiosis
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)129-135
Number of pages7
JournalRevista de Investigaciones Veterinarias del Peru
Volume18
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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