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Table 3 Gross lesions found in the necroscopic examination of the dogs, according to the experimental groups

From: T and B lymphocytes in the brains of dogs with concomitant seropositivity to three pathogenic protozoans: Leishmania chagasi, Toxoplasma gondii and Neospora caninum

Alteration1 LTN group L group TN group C group
(n = 24) (n = 31) (n = 16) (n = 10)
n % n % n % n %
Evident splenic white pulp 2 8.3 1 3.2 - - - -
Eye lesion 3 12.5 - - - - - -
Lymphadenopathy 10 41.7 13 41.9 2 12.5 - -
Onycogryphosis 1 4.2 1 3.2 - - - -
Skin lesion 11 45.8 8 25.8 6 37.5 - -
Splenomegaly 2 8.3 3 9.7 2 12.5 - -
Weight loss 2 8.3 3 9.7 2 12.5 - -
Other - - - - 3 18.8 - -
No alteration 5 20.8 13 41.9 9 56.3 10 100.0
  1. 1One animal could have presented more than one alteration (n = 81).
  2. LTN Dogs with seropositivity to visceral leishmaniasis, toxoplasmosis and neosporosis, L Dogs with seropositivity only to visceral leishmaniasis, TN Dogs with seropositivity only to toxoplasmosis and/or neosporosis, C Control healthy dogs.